The Dynamics of Language Use

Functional and contrastive perspectives

Christopher S. Butler | University of Wales, Swansea
ORCID logoMaría de los Ángeles Gómez González | University of Santiago de Compostela
Susana M. Doval-Suárez | University of Santiago de Compostela
ISBN 9789027253835 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027294180 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
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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
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“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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Gómez González, María de los Ángeles, Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, Francisco Gonzálvez García & Angela Downing
2014. On the relatedness of functionalism and pragmatics. In The Functional Perspective on Language and Discourse [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 247],  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Scott, Eric M. & Shelley Ching-yu Depner
2016. How Do Taiwanese Second-Language Learners Learn English Body Part Metonymy. In Embodiment in Language (II),  pp. 177 ff. DOI logo
Taboada, Maite, Susana Doval Suárez & Elsa González Álvarez
2012. Editors’ introduction. Linguistics and the Human Sciences 6:1-3  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo

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CF: Linguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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