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Fri Dec 20 2019

Books: Corpus Pragmatics: Aijmer, Rühlemann (eds.)

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Date: 13-Dec-2019
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Subject: Corpus Pragmatics: Aijmer, Rühlemann (eds.)
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Title: Corpus Pragmatics
Subtitle: A Handbook
Published: 2019
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Editor: Karin Aijmer
Editor: Christoph Rühlemann
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108810449 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 37.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108810449 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 28.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108810449 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 33.83

Editor's Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced book.

Corpus linguistics is a long-established method which uses authentic language data, stored in extensive computer corpora, as the basis for linguistic research. Moving away from the traditional intuitive approach to linguistics, which used made-up examples, corpus linguistics has made a significant contribution to all areas of the field. Until very recently, corpus linguistics has focused almost exclusively on syntax and the lexicon; however corpus-based approaches to the other subfields of linguistics are now rapidly emerging, and this is the first handbook on corpus pragmatics as a field. Bringing together a team of leading scholars from around the world, this handbook looks at how the use of corpus data has informed research into different key aspects of pragmatics, including pragmatic principles, pragmatic markers, evaluation, reference, speech acts, and conversational organisation.

Introduction. Corpus pragmatics: laying the foundations Christoph Rühlemann and Karin Aijmer; Part I. Corpora and Speech Acts: 1. Speech acts: a synchronic perspective Paula Garcia McAllister; 2. Speech acts: a diachronic perspective Thomas Kohnen; 3. Speech act annotation Martin Weisser; Part II. Corpora and Pragmatic Principles: 4. Processibility Gunther Kaltenböck; 5. Relevance Gisle Andersen; 6. Politeness Giuliana Diani; Part III. Corpora and Pragmatic Markers: 7. Pragmatic markers Karin Aijmer; 8. Stance markers Bethany Gray and Douglas Biber; 9. Interjections Neal Norrick; Part IV. Corpora and Evaluation: 10. Evaluative prosody Alan Partington; 11. Tails Ivor Timmis; Part V. Corpora and Reference: 12. Deixis Christoph Rühlemann and Matthew Brook O'Donnell; 13. Vagueness Winnie Cheng and Anne O'Keeffe; Part VI. Corpora and Turntaking: 14. Turn management and pauses Gunnel Tottie; 15. Turn management and backchannels Pam Peters and Deanna Wong; 16. Co-constructed turntaking Brian Clancy and Michael McCarthy.

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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