This volume, a case study on the grammar of third person references in two genres of spoken Ecuadorian Spanish, examines from a discourse-analytic perspective how genre affects linguistic patterns and how researchers can look for and interpret genre effects. This marks a timely contribution to corpus linguistics, as many linguists are choosing to work with empirical data. Corpus based approaches have many advantages and are useful in the comparison of different languages as well as varieties of the same language, but what is often overlooked in such comparisons is the genre of language under examination. As this case study shows, genre is an important factor in interpreting patterns and distributions of forms.
The book also contributes toward theories of anaphora, referentiality and Preferred Argument Structure. It is relevant for scholars who work with referentiality, genre differences, third person references, and interactional linguistics, as well as those interested in Spanish morphosyntax.
Chapter 7. Linguistic patterns of non-referential expressions
Chapter 8. Genre differences
Chapter 9. Conclusions
“In this very thorough and detailed analysis, Dumont shows that third-person linguistic expressions are motivated by cognitive, interactional and discourse structural factors which at times act in tandem while at others in competition. This book is not only an important contribution to our knowledge of Spanish but more generally to the field of usage-based grammar.”
Javier Rivas, University of Colorado Boulder
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