The Dynamics of Language Use

Functional and contrastive perspectives

| University of Wales, Swansea
| University of Santiago de Compostela
| University of Santiago de Compostela
ISBN 9789027253835 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027294180 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
This book brings together a collection of articles characterized by two main themes: the contrastive study of parallel phenomena in two or more languages, and an essentially functional approach in which language is regarded, first and foremost, as a rich and complex communication system, inextricably embedded in sociocultural and psychological contexts of use. The majority of the studies reported is empirical in nature, many making use of corpora or other textual materials in the language(s) under investigation. The book begins with an introductory section in which the editors provide surveys of the state of the art in both functional and contrastive linguistics. The other five sections of the volume are devoted to (i) a cognitive perspective on form and function, (ii) information structure, (iii) collocations and formulaic language, (iv) language learning, and (v) discourse and culture.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 140]  2005.  xvi, 413 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Functional approaches to language
Christopher S. Butler
On contrastive linguistics: Trends, challenges and problems
María de los Ángeles Gómez González and Susana M. Doval-Suárez
The present book
Christopher S. Butler, María de los Ángeles Gómez González and Susana M. Doval-Suárez
Form and function in a cognitive perspective
The relation of grammar to thought
Wallace Chafe
Communicative constructions in English and Spanish
Montserrat Martínez Vázquez
Information Structure
Incremental Functional Grammar and the language of football commentary
J. Lachlan Mackenzie
The role of Theme and Rheme in contrasting methods of organization in texts
Michael J. Cummings
On clefting in English and Spanish
María de los Ángeles Gómez González and Francisco Gonzálvez-García
Anaphoric terms and focus of attention in English and Spanish
Maite Taboada
Collocations and formulaic language
Formulaic language: An overview with particular reference to the cross-linguistic perspective
Christopher S. Butler
A contrastive analysis of entrenchment and collocational force in variable-sized lexical units
László Imre Komlósi and Elisabeth Knipf
Language learning
Designing vocabulary tests for English, Spanish and other languages
Paul Meara
Timing in English and Spanish: An empirical study of the learning of Spanish timing by Anglophone learners
Francisco Gutiérrez Díez
Spanish and English intonation patterns: A perceptual approach to attitudinal meaning
Rafael Monroy
Discourse and culture
Emotivity in narrative discourse: Cross-cultural and cross-gender perspectives
Kyoko Takashi and Douglas Wilkerson
Cardinal Transitivity in foregrounded discourse: A contrastive study in English and Spanish
Pilar Guerrero Medina
English consciousness in 19th century Spain
Paloma Tejada Caller
Language index
Scholars index
Subject index
“Judging from the varied and stimulating content of this anthology, the Third International Contrastive Linguistics Conference (held in September 2003 at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain) must have been an exciting experience for theorists and teachers in the field of SLA. This volume-a collection of selected papers from the conference-pays eloquent testimony to the success of the academic gathering.”
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Cited by 3 other publications

Gómez González, María de los Ángeles, Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, Francisco Gonzálvez García & Angela Downing
2014.  In The Functional Perspective on Language and Discourse [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 247],  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Scott, Eric M. & Shelley Ching-yu Depner
2016.  In Embodiment in Language (II),  pp. 177 ff. Crossref logo
Taboada, Maite, Susana Doval Suárez & Elsa González Álvarez
2012. Editors’ introduction: Functional and corpus perspectives in contrastive discourse analysis. Linguistics and the Human Sciences 6:1-3 Crossref logo

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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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