Cross-linguistic Correspondences

From lexis to genre

Thomas Egan | Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
ORCID logoHildegunn Dirdal | University of Oslo
ISBN 9789027259561 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027264725 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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Contrastive Linguistics is an expanding field, as witnessed by the publication in recent years of an increasing number of monographs, collected volumes and journal articles. The present volume, which comprises an introduction and ten chapters dealing with lexical contrasts between English and other languages, shows advances within the well-established lexical work in the field. Each of the chapters takes lexical items as its starting point and compares English with one or more languages. The languages represented are Spanish, Lithuanian, Swedish, German, Norwegian and Czech. Furthermore, they emphasise the link between lexis and grammar, not only within the same language, but also across languages. Finally, several studies represent one of the more recent developments of contrastive linguistics, namely a growing focus on genre and register comparisons. The book should appeal to both established scholars and advanced students with an interest in lexis, genre, corpus linguistics and/or contrastive linguistics.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 191] 2017.  vii, 295 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“The book provides a welcome overview of corpus-based contrastive studies in lexis and phraseology covering lexical and structural patterns in areas such as space as well as lexis in a contrastive and genre perspective.”
“Here then is a very welcome state of the art book on contrastive linguistics, a three-tier corpus-based contribution testifying to the widening of the field, with a focus on lexicon, phrases, and genre. It will contribute both to the theoretical and the applied dimensions of the field, and to our understanding of individual languages and of the differences between them.”
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CFX: Computational linguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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