LINGUIST List 32.2527

Sat Jul 31 2021

Books: Conjunctive Markers of Contrast in English and French: Dupont

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Date: 31-Jul-2021
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Conjunctive Markers of Contrast in English and French: Dupont
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Title: Conjunctive Markers of Contrast in English and French
Subtitle: From syntax to lexis and discourse
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 99
Published: 2021
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/scl.99

Author: Maïté Dupont
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260116 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260116 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260116 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208460 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208460 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208460 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

Situated at the interface between corpus linguistics and Systemic Functional Linguistics, this volume focuses on conjunctive markers expressing contrast in English and French. The frequency and placement patterns of the markers are analysed using large corpora of texts from two written registers: newspaper editorials and research articles. The corpus study revisits the long-standing but largely unsubstantiated claim that French requires more explicit markers of cohesive conjunction than English and shows that the opposite is in fact the case. Novel insights into the placement preferences of English and French conjunctive markers are provided by a new approach to theme and rheme that attaches more importance to the rheme than previous studies. The study demonstrates the significant benefits of a combined corpus and Systemic Functional Linguistics approach to the cross-linguistic analysis of cohesion.

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            French (fra)

Written In: English (eng)

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