LINGUIST List 32.2995

Wed Sep 22 2021

FYI: New Monograph

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 16-Sep-2021
From: Cristina Lastres-López <>
Subject: New Monograph
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Dear colleagues,

Please find below information on a new monograph that has just come out:

Lastres-López, Cristina. 2021. From subordination to insubordination: A functional-pragmatic approach to if/si-constructions in English, French and Spanish spoken discourse (Linguistic Insights 280). Bern: Peter Lang. 254 pp. ISBN: 978-3-0343-4220-9.

"This book explores if/si-constructions in spoken English, French and Spanish, from a functional-pragmatic and corpus-based perspective. The analysis comprises instances of subordination, namely, conditional constructions – including prototypical cause-consequence patterns as well as other conditionals in which the conditional meaning is weaker – and cases of insubordination introduced by if and si. The theoretical framework is based on the three metafunctions distinguished in Systemic Functional Linguistics, and the data analysed are retrieved from parliamentary discourse and conversations corpora. The examination of conditional constructions and cases of insubordination in parallel offers new light on the characterization of if/si-constructions and their uses and functions in interaction"

Further information available at:

Best wishes,

Cristina Lastres-López
Department of English Language
University of Seville
Research unit for Variation, Linguistic Change and Grammaticalization, University of Santiago de Compostela

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

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

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