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  • Collaborating towards Coherenceby Sanna-Kaisa Tanskanen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 158.00

    This book approaches cohesion and coherence from a perspective of interaction and collaboration. After a detailed account of various models of cohesion and coherence, the book suggests that it is fruitful to regard cohesion as contributing to coherence, as a strategy used by communicators to help their fellow communicators create coherence from a text.... more...

  • Collocational and Idiomatic Aspects of Composite Predicates in the History of Englishby Laurel J. Brinton; Minoji Akimoto

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 165.00

    The focus of this carefully selected volume concerns the existence, frequency, and form of composite/complex predicates (the “take a look” construction) in earlier periods of the English language, an area of scholarship which has been virtually neglected. The various contributions seek to understand the collocational and idiomatic aspects... more...

  • Comparative Studies in Australian and New Zealand Englishby Pam Peters; Peter Collins; Adam Smith

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    In this chapter, we provide an account of antipodean swearing patterns, drawing on examples from existing written and spoken data banks. As part of this investigation, we consider general questions to do with swearing: what it is, why speakers do it and how swearing patterns have changed over the years. We identify four overlapping functions of swearing:... more...

  • Connectives in the History of Englishby Ursula Lenker; Anneli Meurman-Solin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 173.00

    Clausal connection is one of the key building blocks of language and thus a field where a wide range of syntactic, semantic, pragmatic and cognitive phenomena meet. The availability of large databases as well as considerable advances in corpus-linguistic methods have strengthened the interest in the history of features linking clauses or larger chunks... more...

  • Contact Englishes of the Eastern Caribbeanby Michael Aceto; Jeffrey P. Williams

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 180.00

    Contact Englishes of the Eastern Caribbean is the first collection to focus, via primary linguistic fieldwork, on the underrepresented and neglected area of the Anglophone Eastern Caribbean. The following islands are included: The Virgin Islands (USA & British), Anguilla, Barbuda, Dominica, St. Lucia, Carriacou, Barbados, Trinidad, and Guyana.... more...

  • Contemporary Indian Englishby Andreas Sedlatschek

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    Contemporary Indian English: Variation and Change offers the first comprehensive description of Indian English and its emerging regional standard in a corpus-linguistic framework. Drawing on a wealth of authentic spoken and written data from India (including the Kolhapur Corpus and the International Corpus of English), this book explores the dynamics... more...

  • Corpus Approaches to Grammaticalization in Englishby Hans Lindquist; Christian Mair

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 143.00

    As a counterexample to unidirectionality in grammaticalization, Newmeyer (1998:270) cites the loss of second-person singular subject clitics, e.g., in hastou and wiltou , in 16th century English (Kroch et al. 1982). These forms are a common, albeit optional, feature of Middle English. Though full thou forms replace -tou/-tow clitics in Early... more...

  • A Corpus-driven Study of Discourse Intonationby Winnie Cheng; Chris Greaves; Martin Warren

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    The book is the first to apply David Brazil’s Discourse Intonation systems (prominence, tone, key and termination) to the study of a corpus of authentic, naturally-occurring spoken discourses. The Hong Kong Corpus of Spoken English (prosodic) is made up of approximately one million words consisting of four sub-corpora of equal size, namely academic,... more...

  • Creative Compounding in Englishby Réka Benczes

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 158.00

    Metaphorical and metonymical compounds – novel and lexicalised ones alike – are remarkably abundant in language. Yet how can we be sure that when using an expression such as land fishing in order to speak about metal detecting, the referent will be immediately understood even if the hearer had not been previously familiar with the compound? Accordingly,... more...

  • Diachronic Pragmaticsby Leslie K. Arnovick

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 158.00

    The purpose of Diachronic Pragmatics is to exemplify historical pragmatics in its twofold sense of constituting both a subject matter and a methodology. This book demonstrates how diachronic pragmatics, with its complementary diachronic function-to-form mapping and diachronic form-to-function mapping, can be used to trace pragmatic developments within... more...