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- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 49.95
The present paper focuses on aspects of what has been labelled the ?grammar of conversation? in the Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English (1999), i.e. syntactic features that are typical of spontaneous spoken language. Specifically, this paper will present some findings of three case studies of lexicogrammatical forms and structures in advanced... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 165.00
There are few aspects of language which are more problematic than its discourse particles. The present study of discourse particles draws upon data from the London-Lund Corpus to show how the methods and tools of corpora can sharpen their description. The first part of the book provides a picture of the state of the art in discourse particle studies... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 128.00
The nominative and infinitive (or NCI) is a syntactic pattern that has so far not been given its due in the linguistics of languages that possess structures that could go by that name. In English and Dutch these were probably introduced (or at the very least revived) into the grammar as loans from Latin. To the extent that they have received attention,... more...
- De Gruyter 2004; US$ 168.43
The present collection of articles, presented at the 8th IADA Conference in Göteborg, focuses on understanding and misunderstanding as dialogic phenomena. The notion of a dialogic grammar and dialogic principles as a framework for understanding human communication and cognition is explored in several contributions. Misunderstanding in... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95
It is surprising how much of everyday conversation consists of repetitive expressions such as 'thank you', 'sorry', would you mind?' and their many variants. However commonplace they may be, they do have important functions in communication. This thorough study draws upon original data from the London-Lund Corpus of Spoken English to provide a discoursal... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 257.22
Pragmatics of society takes a socio-cultural perspective on pragmatics and gives a broad view of how social and cultural factors influence language use. The volume covers a wide range of topics within the field of sociopragmatics. This subfield of pragmatics encompasses sociolinguistic studies that focus on how pragmatic and discourse... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 143.00
This paper describes the thematic variation observed in two newspaper genres – news reports and commentaries – in English and Spanish and studies the influence of genre-specific and language-specific constraints on the observed variation. The study is based on the contrastive analysis of certain clausal and discourse-thematic features... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95
This collection of articles form a tribute to Jan Svartvik and his pioneering work in the field. Covers corpus studies, problematic grammar, institution-based and observation-based grammars and the design and development of spoken and written text corpora in different varieties of English. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 158.00
This book brings together a number of empirical studies that use corpora to study discourse patterns in speech and writing. It explores new trends in the area of text and discourse characterized by the alliance between text linguistics and areas such as corpus linguistics, genre analysis, literary stylistics and cross-linguistic studies. The contributions... more...