Variation and Change in Spoken and Written Discourse

Perspectives from corpus linguistics

| Universita di Napoli "L'Orientale"
| Universita di Milano
| Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia
ISBN 9789027210388 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027271211 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
This book focuses on aspects of variation and change in language use in spoken and written discourse on the basis of corpus analyses, providing new descriptive insights, and new methods of utilising small specialized corpora for the description of language variation and change. The sixteen contributions included in this volume represent a variety of diverse views and approaches, but all share the common goal of throwing light on a crucial dimension of discourse: the dialogic interactivity between the spoken and written. Their foci range from papers addressing general issues related to corpus analysis of spoken dialogue to papers focusing on specific cases employing a variety of analytical tools, including qualitative and quantitative analysis of small and large corpora. The present volume constitutes a highly valuable tool for applied linguists and discourse analysts as well as for students, instructors and language teachers.
[Dialogue Studies, 21]  2013.  xiii, 290 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Giuliana Diani
I. Corpus analysis of spoken dialogue
i. Variation and academic dialogue
. Speaking professionally in an L2: Issues of corpus methodology
Anna Mauranen
2. Common features and variations in the use of personal pronouns in two types of monologic academic speech
Akiko Okamura
ii. Dialogue in spoken and written business discourse
3. Variation across spoken and written registers in internal corporate communication: Multimodality and blending in evolving genres
Janet Bowker
4. Using grammatical tagging to explore spoken/written variation in small specialized corpora
Belinda Crawford Camiciottoli
iii. Dialogic variation and language varieties
5. Exploring regional variation in Italian question intonation: A corpus-based study
Michelina Savino
6. Estonian emotional speech corpus: Content and options
Rene Altrov and Hille Pajupuu
7. Using movie corpora to explore spoken American English: Evidence from multi-dimensional analysis
Pierfranca Forchini
8. “But that’s dialect, isn’t it?” Exploring geographical variation in the SCOTS corpus
Wendy Anderson
II. Using corpora to analyse written discourse
i. Diachronic approaches to historical corpora
9. Variation in the language of London newspapers: January 1701
Udo Fries
10. From letters to guidebooks: Ruskin’s Mornings in Florence
Gabriella Del Lungo Camiciotti
11. Justificatory arguments in writing on art: Toulmin’s model tested on a small corpus of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century exhibition reviews
Paul Tucker
12. Analysing discourse in research genre: The case of biostatistics
Chiara Prosperi Porta
ii. Diachronic methodologies and language change
13. The difference a word can show: A diachronic corpus-based study of the demonstrative ‘this’ in tourism research article abstracts
Šarolta Godnič Vičič
14. Changing trends in Italian newspaper language: A diachronic, corpus-based study
Stefania Spina
15. A corpus-based analysis of some time-related aspects of contemporary Japanese
Tadaharu Tanomura
16. It’s always the same old news! A diachronic analysis of shifting newspaper language style, 1993–2005
Caroline Clark
Name index
Subject index
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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ONIX 3.0
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