Conjunctive Markers of Contrast in English and French

From syntax to lexis and discourse

ORCID logoMaïté Dupont | Université catholique de Louvain
ISBN 9789027208460 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027260116 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Google Play logo
Situated at the interface between corpus linguistics and Systemic Functional Linguistics, this volume focuses on conjunctive markers expressing contrast in English and French. The frequency and placement patterns of the markers are analysed using large corpora of texts from two written registers: newspaper editorials and research articles. The corpus study revisits the long-standing but largely unsubstantiated claim that French requires more explicit markers of cohesive conjunction than English and shows that the opposite is in fact the case. Novel insights into the placement preferences of English and French conjunctive markers are provided by a new approach to theme and rheme that attaches more importance to the rheme than previous studies. The study demonstrates the significant benefits of a combined corpus and Systemic Functional Linguistics approach to the cross-linguistic analysis of cohesion.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 99] 2021.  xvii, 436 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Cited by

Cited by 2 other publications

Hasselgård, Hilde
2024. Concessive subordination in English and Norwegian. Languages in Contrast 24:1  pp. 109 ff. DOI logo
Kostadinova, Viktorija, Marco Wiemann, Gea Dreschler, Tamara Bouso, Beáta Gyuris, Ai Zhong, Maggie Scott, Lieselotte Anderwald, Wiebke Ahlers, Manuela Vida-Mannl, Kholoud A Al-Thubaiti, Shawnea Sum Pok Ting, Ida Parise, Alessia Cogo & Elisabeth Reber
2023. IEnglish Language. The Year's Work in English Studies DOI logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 18 february 2024. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.


Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009060: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020055052 | Marc record