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 & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016018281 | Marc record