Genre- and Register-related Discourse Features in Contrast

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| Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles, Université catholique de Louvain
| Université catholique de Louvain, Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles
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This volume contributes to filling a gap in corpus-based research by investigating the ways in which linguistic features vary across genres/registers cross-linguistically. It brings together insightful chapters by leading scholars in the field, fruitfully exploiting genre- or register-controlled multilingual parallel and comparable corpora to: (i) problematize cross-register variation in a multilingual perspective, (ii) address methodological and theoretical issues raised by register-oriented contrastive and translation studies, (iii) investigate the cross-linguistic and cross-genre variation of specific linguistic features, such as lexical bundles, sentence-initial adverbials and tag questions, (iv) identify cross-cultural and cross-linguistic dissimilarities in expressing a functional category, viz. Appraisal, in the field of opinion mining. The book offers new cutting-edge research that should be of interest to specialists in contrastive linguistics, translation studies and cross-cultural studies. Originally published as a special issue of Languages in Contrast 14:1 (2014).
[Benjamins Current Topics, 87]  2016.  v, 163 pp.
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Table of Contents
Articles
Introduction
Marie-Aude Lefer and Svetlana Vogeleer
1–5
Using multi-dimensional analysis to explore cross-linguistic universals of register variation
Douglas Biber
7–34
Cross-linguistic register studies: Theoretical and methodological considerations
Stella Neumann
35–57
A lexical bundle approach to comparing languages: Stems in English and French
Sylviane Granger
59–72
Discourse-structuring functions of initial adverbials in English and Norwegian news and fiction
Hilde Hasselgård
73–92
Canonical tag questions in English, Spanish and Portuguese: A discourse-functional study
María de los Ángeles Gómez González
93–126
Loving and hating the movies in English, German and Spanish
Maite Taboada, Marta Carretero and Jennifer Hinnell
127–161
Index
149–152
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016018281 | Marc record