LINGUIST List 25.2062

Fri May 09 2014

Books: Diachronic Corpus Pragmatics: Taavitsainen, Jucker, Tuominen (eds.)

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Date: 07-May-2014
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Subject: Diachronic Corpus Pragmatics: Taavitsainen, Jucker, Tuominen (eds.)
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Title: Diachronic Corpus Pragmatics
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 243
Published: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins

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Editor: Irma Taavitsainen
Editor: Andreas H. Jucker
Editor: Jukka Tuominen
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270719 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270719 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270719 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256485 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256485 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256485 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00

Diachronic corpus pragmatics extends the pragmatic perspective to developments in the history of various languages and uses corpus-linguistic methods to trace them. The chapters in this volume focus on linguistic elements at several levels, from individual words to phrases, clauses and entire genres and discourse forms. Using the most recent corpus tools, the authors investigate correlations between forms, functions and contexts in diachronic case studies that combine quantitative precision with close qualitative interpretation. The articles deal with different languages including English, Dutch, Swedish, Italian, Spanish, Finnish, Estonian and Japanese, bringing their research traditions in pragmatics and corpus linguistics in dialogue with each other. This is the first time that such a wide range of languages has been brought together to showcase an exciting new field at the intersection of pragmatics, historical linguistics and corpus methodology.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Historical Linguistics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Dutch (nld)
                            English (eng)
                            Estonian (est)
                            Finnish (fin)
                            Italian (ita)
                            Japanese (jpn)
                            Spanish (spa)
                            Swedish (swe)

Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge University Press

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Akademie Verlag GmbH
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Equinox Publishing Ltd
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Georgetown University Press
John Benjamins
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Multilingual Matters
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Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Peter Lang AG
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
University of Toronto Press

--------------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ---------------------------
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International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Association of Finland
Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
Seoul National University
SIL International Publications
Universitat Jaume I
University of Nebraska Press
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