Genre- and Register-related Discourse Features in Contrast

ORCID logoMarie-Aude Lefer | Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles, Université catholique de Louvain
Svetlana Vogeleer | Université catholique de Louvain, Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles
ISBN 9789027242754 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
ISBN 9789027266804 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
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This volume contributes to filling a gap in corpus-based research by investigating the ways in which linguistic features vary across genres/registers cross-linguistically. It brings together insightful chapters by leading scholars in the field, fruitfully exploiting genre- or register-controlled multilingual parallel and comparable corpora to: (i) problematize cross-register variation in a multilingual perspective, (ii) address methodological and theoretical issues raised by register-oriented contrastive and translation studies, (iii) investigate the cross-linguistic and cross-genre variation of specific linguistic features, such as lexical bundles, sentence-initial adverbials and tag questions, (iv) identify cross-cultural and cross-linguistic dissimilarities in expressing a functional category, viz. Appraisal, in the field of opinion mining. The book offers new cutting-edge research that should be of interest to specialists in contrastive linguistics, translation studies and cross-cultural studies. Originally published as a special issue of Languages in Contrast 14:1 (2014).
[Benjamins Current Topics, 87] 2016.  v, 163 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents

Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016018281 | Marc record