LINGUIST List 32.3415

Sat Oct 30 2021

Books: Time in Languages, Languages in Time: Čermáková, Egan, Hasselgård, Rørvik (eds.)

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <billydlinguistlist.org>



Date: 22-Oct-2021
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Time in Languages, Languages in Time: Čermáková, Egan, Hasselgård, Rørvik (eds.)
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Title: Time in Languages, Languages in Time
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 101
Published: 2021
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/scl.101

Editor: Anna Čermáková
Editor: Thomas Egan
Editor: Hilde Hasselgård
Editor: Sylvi Rørvik
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027258960 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027258960 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027258960 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027209689 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027209689 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027209689 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

This volume comprises a collection of contrastive studies on language and time. Languages represented include Czech, French, German, Mandarin, Norwegian and Swedish, all of which are contrasted with English. While the amount of published research on temporal relations in general is considerable, less work has been carried out on comparing how we talk about time in various languages and how languages change over time. Several methodological challenges are addressed and solutions proposed, such as how to deal with poor quality historical data and how to identify n-grams in typologically different languages for purposes of comparison. The results of the various studies show how multilingual corpora can increase our knowledge of language-specific features as well as linguistic, typological and cultural differences and similarities across languages.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics
                            Typology

Written In: English (eng)

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