Languages and Cultures in Contrast and Comparison

ORCID logoMaría de los Ángeles Gómez González | University of Santiago de Compostela
ORCID logoJ. Lachlan Mackenzie | Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Elsa M. González Álvarez | University of Santiago de Compostela
ISBN 9789027254191 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027290526 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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This volume explores various hitherto under-researched relationships between languages and their discourse-cultural settings. The first two sections analyze the complex interplay between lexico-grammatical organization and communicative contexts. Part I focuses on structural options in syntax, deepening the analysis of information-packaging strategies. Part II turns to lexical studies, covering such matters as human perception and emotion, the psychological understanding of ‘home’ and ‘abroad’, the development of children’s emotional life and the relation between lexical choice and sexual orientation. The final chapters consider how new techniques of contrastive linguistics and pragmatics are contributing to the primary field of application for contrastive analysis, language teaching and learning. The book will be of special interest to scholars and students of linguistics, discourse analysis and cultural studies and to those entrusted with teaching European languages and cultures. The major languages covered are Akan, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 175] 2008.  xxii, 364 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“[...] the book should make for interesting reading for a wide and diverse readership. Besides the variety of languages, themes, approaches and data represented, its assets include the extensive use of glosses to help understand non-English examples, a well-balanced structure (four articles in each part) and detailed indexes. Particularly noteworthy too is the inclusion of under-researched topics, as well as the consideration for SLA and cultural aspects [...]. More generally, the book makes a good job of showing that contrastive linguistics is opening up to new fields and new themes, and will hopefully encourage to develop these (and other) relationships even further.”
“This volume is a valuable contribution to scholars dealing with the pragmatics of syntax, semantics and phonology within the field of contrastive linguistics. But this volume is more than that; general linguists may also benefit from reading the many sound analyses.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2007051071 | Marc record