Discourse Patterns in Spoken and Written Corpora

Discourse Patterns in Spoken and Written Corpora

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This book brings together a number of empirical studies that use corpora to study discourse patterns in speech and writing. It explores new trends in the area of text and discourse characterized by the alliance between text linguistics and areas such as corpus linguistics, genre analysis, literary stylistics and cross-linguistic studies. The contributions to the volume show how established corpora can be used to ask a number of new questions about the interface between speech and writing, the relation between grammar and discourse, academic discourse, cohesive markers, stylistic devices such as metaphor, deixis and non-verbal communication. The corpora used for text-analysis can also be tailor-made for the study of particular genres such as journal article abstracts, lectures, e-mailing list messages, headlines and titles. A recent development is to bring in contrastive data from bilingual corpora to show what is language-specific in the organization of the text.show more

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  • Hardback | 287 pages
  • 154.9 x 223.5 x 22.9mm | 453.6g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Benjamins (John) North America Inc.,US
  • Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588115062
  • 9781588115065

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1. List of Contributors; 2. Discourse Patterns in Spoken and Written Corpora (by Aijmer, Karin); 3. I. Cohesion and Coherence; 4. The Cataphoric Indexicality of Titles (by Baicchi, Annalisa); 5. Cataphoric Complexity in Spoken English (by Bruti, Silvia); 6. The Role of Multiple Themes in Cohesion (by Hasselgard, Hilde); 7. Dialogical coherence? Patterns of cohesion in face-to-face conversation and e-mail mailing list messages (by Tanskanen, Sanna-Kaisa); 8. II. Metadiscourse and Discourse markers; 9. Gestural and Symbolic Uses of the Deictic "here" in Academic Lectures (by Bamford, Julia); 10. The Discourse Function of Contrastive Connectors in Academic Abstracts (by Bondi, Marina); 11. The Discourse Functions of I don't know in English Conversation (by Diani, Giuliana); 12. They're a Little Bit Different... Observations on Hedges in Academic Talk (by Mauranen, Anna); 13. Interaction in Written Economics Lectures: The Meta-discursive Role of Person Markers (by Samson, Christina); 14. III. Text and Information Structure; 15. Using Non-extraposition in Spoken and Written Texts: a Functional Perspective (by Kaltenbock, Gunther); 16. IV. Metaphor and Text; 17. English Metaphors and Their Translation: the Importance of Context (by Wikberg, Kay)show more

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