Advances in Corpus-based Contrastive Linguistics

Studies in honour of Stig Johansson

| University of Gothenburg
| University of Lund
ISBN 9789027203595 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027272324 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
Contrastive studies have experienced a dramatic revival in the last decades. By combining the methodological advantages of computer corpus linguistics and the possibility of contrasting texts in two or more languages, the structure and use of languages can be explored with greater accuracy, detail and empirical strength than before. The approach has also proved to have fruitful practical applications in a number of areas such as language teaching, lexicography, translation studies and computer-aided translation. This volume contains twelve studies comparing linguistic phenomena in English and seven other languages. The topics range from comparisons of specific lexical categories and word combinations to syntactic constructions and discourse phenomena such as cohesion and thematic structure. The studies highlight similarities and differences in the use, semantics and functions of the compared items, as well as the emergence of new meanings and language change. The emphasis varies from purely linguistic studies to those focusing on practical applications.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 54]  2013.  x, 295 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of contributors
Karin Aijmer and Bengt Altenberg
Tertia comparationis in multilingual corpora
Thomas Egan
Seeing the lexical profile of Swedish through multilingual corpora: The case of Swedish åka and other vehicle verbs
Åke Viberg
A corpus-based analysis of English affixal negation translated into Spanish
Rosa Rabadán and Marlén Izquierdo
English adverbs of essence and their equivalents in Dutch and French
Anne-Marie Simon-Vandenbergen
A parallel corpus approach to investigating semantic change
Kate Beeching
Youngspeak: Spanish vale and English okay
Anna-Brita Stenström
Quantity approximation in English and French business news reporting: More or less the same?
Sylvie De Cock and Diane Goossens
Enriching the phraseological coverage of high-frequency adverbs in English-French bilingual dictionaries
Sylviane Granger and Marie-Aude Lefer
Using recurrent word-combinations to explore cross-linguistic differences
Jarle Ebeling, Signe Oksefjell Ebeling and Hilde Hasselgård
Cohesive substitution in English and German: A contrastive and corpus-based perspective
Kerstin Kunz and Erich Steiner
The extraposition of clausal subjects in English and Swedish
Jennifer Herriman
Thematic variation in English and Spanish newspaper genres: A contrastive corpus-based study
Julia Lavid-López, Jorge Arús-Hita and Lara Moratón
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BIC Subject: CFX – Computational linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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