Empirical Studies of the Construction of Discourse

| Heidelberg University
| Heidelberg University
| EAN University
| Heidelberg University
ISBN 9789027203472 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027262264 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
This volume assembles eleven articles addressing current concerns in discourse studies from an empirical perspective. Engaging with highly topical issues, they indicate the potential of an approach to the construction of discourse via corpus-based analysis, experimentation, or combined methodologies. The subject matters of the contributions, delivered by renowned scholars and dealing with either one or several languages, range from mechanisms through which information structure, connection and discourse organization are realized, to prosody as a determinant of hierarchy and specific functions of discourse markers, as well as innovative tools for visualizing discourse structure. The resulting volume addresses scholars working in a variety of topics, who either wish to incorporate empirical methods to their research or whose work is already empirically oriented and wish to gain insight into empirical evidence on state-of-the-art discursive phenomena.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 305]  2019.  vi, 321 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
“The studies collected here engage with important and current issues in the field and contribute a range of novel data and perspectives through which to consider both the nature of specific types of discourse constructions and the way in which they can potentially be studied. The volume contributes significant insights and the chapters can serve as valuable models for empirical work for scholars at the graduate level and beyond.”
“This volume helps to expand our knowledge on using empirical approaches to tease out the information structure, connection and discourse organization across spoken and written discourses. Moreover, an innovative method of eye tracking in the reading experiments is applied to visualize the discourse structure. [...] It is a valuable academic resource for scholars and students who are interested in discourse analysis.”
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019018777 | Marc record