LINGUIST List 27.1214

Tue Mar 08 2016

Books: Third Person References: Dumont

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>


Date: 04-Mar-2016
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Third Person References: Dumont
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Title: Third Person References
Subtitle: Forms and functions in two spoken genres of Spanish
Series Title: Studies in Functional and Structural Linguistics 71
Published: 2016
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/sfsl.71

Author: Jenny Dumont
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027267498 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027267498 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027267498 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027215819 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027215819 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027215819 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

This volume, a case study on the grammar of third person references in two genres of spoken Ecuadorian Spanish, examines from a discourse-analytic perspective how genre affects linguistic patterns and how researchers can look for and interpret genre effects. This marks a timely contribution to corpus linguistics, as many linguists are choosing to work with empirical data. Corpus based approaches have many advantages and are useful in the comparison of different languages as well as varieties of the same language, but what is often overlooked in such comparisons is the genre of language under examination. As this case study shows, genre is an important factor in interpreting patterns and distributions of forms.

The book also contributes toward theories of anaphora, referentiality and Preferred Argument Structure. It is relevant for scholars who work with referentiality, genre differences, third person references, and interactional linguistics, as well as those interested in Spanish morphosyntax.

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

Subject Language(s): Spanish (spa)

Written In: English (eng)

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