Corpora and Discourse

The challenges of different settings

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| University of Michigan, USA
| Northern Arizona University, USA
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ISBN 9789027223050 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
 
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This book brings together contributions from a diverse collection of scholars who explore different ways of combining corpus linguistics and discourse analysis, studying discourse at the prosodic, lexical, and textual levels. Both spoken and written discourse are investigated in a variety of settings, including academia, the workplace, news, and entertainment. Not only does the volume offer a rich sample of English-language discourse from around the world­, including international, learner, and non-standard varieties of English, ­but it also covers a range of topics and methods. This book will be of particular interest to researchers and students specializing in discourse studies, English linguistics, and corpus linguistics.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 31]  2008.  vi, 295 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
1. The challenges of different settings: An overview
Annelie Ädel and Randi Reppen
1–6
Section I. Exploring discourse in academic settings
7
2. '…post-colonialism, multi-culturalism, structuralism, feminism, post-modernism and so on and so forth': A comparative analysis of vague category markers in academic discourse
Steve Walsh, Anne O'Keeffe and Michael McCarthy
9–29
3. Emphatics in academic discourse: Integrating corpus and discourse tools in the study of cross-disciplinary variation
Marina Bondi
31–55
4. Interaction, identity and culture in academic writing: The case of German, British and American academics in the humanities
Tamsin Sanderson
57–92
Section II. Exploring discourse in workplace settings
93
5. 'Got a date or something?': A corpus analysis of the role of humour and laughter in the workplace meetings of English language teachers
Elaine Vaughan
95–115
6. Determining discourse-based moves in professional reports
Lynne Flowerdew
117–131
7. // --> ONE country two SYStems //: The discourse intonation patterns of word associations
Winnie Cheng and Martin Warren
135–153
Section III. Exploring discourse in news and entertainment
155
8. Who's speaking?: Evidentiality in US newspapers during the 2004 presidential campaign
Gregory Garretson and Annelie Ädel
157–187
9. Television dialogue and natural conversation: Linguistic similarities and functional differences
Paulo Quaglio
189–210
10. A corpus approach to discursive construction of hip-hop identity
Kristy Beers Fägersten
211–240
Section IV. Exploring discourse through specific linguistic features
241
11. The use of the it-cleft construction in 19th-century English
Christine Johansson
243–265
12. Place and time adverbials in native and non-native English student writing
William J. Crawford
267–287
Author index
289
Corpus and tools index
291
Subject index
293–295
“A fascinating collection of papers surveying the use of corpora in the study of discourse and discourses. An important book in an important area.”
“This book is a solid piece of work, a great resource and a valuable addition to the growing literature in the area of Corpus Linguistics [...]. I strongly recommend this book to be added to student resources. Even interested undergraduates will find it useful and everybody who is either interested in Discourse Analysis or Corpus Linguistics will find it a valuable resource.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2008006978 | Marc record