Patterns and Meanings in Discourse

Theory and practice in corpus-assisted discourse studies (CADS)

| University of Bologna
| University of Siena
| University of Portsmouth
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This work is designed, firstly, to both provoke theoretical discussion and serve as a practical guide for researchers and students in the field of corpus linguistics and, secondly, to offer a wide-ranging introduction to corpus techniques for practitioners of discourse studies. It delves into a wide variety of language topics and areas including metaphor, irony, evaluation, (im)politeness, stylistics, language change and sociopolitical issues. Each chapter begins with an outline of an area, followed by case studies which attempt both to shed light on particular themes in this area and to demonstrate the methodologies which might be fruitfully employed to investigate them. The chapters conclude with suggestions on activities which the readers may wish to undertake themselves. An Appendix contains a list of currently available resources for corpus research which were used or mentioned in the book.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 55]  2013.  xiii, 371 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
xiii–xiv
Introduction
1–24
Chapter 1. The two principles of discourse organisation: Chunk recall and inductive reasoning
25–42
Chapter 2. Evaluation in discourse communication
43–66
Chapter 3. Evaluation and control
67–96
Chapter 4. Investigating rhetoric in discourse 1: Irony
97–130
Chapter 5. Investigating rhetoric in discourse 2: Metaphor
131–164
Chapter 6. Corpus-assisted stylistics: Investigating author style
165–186
Chapter 7. Cross-linguistic discourse analysis: Investigating the representation of migrants in the UK and Italian press
187–208
Chapter 8. Interactive spoken discourse 1: Managing the message
209–238
Chapter 9. Interactive spoken discourse 2: CADS & (im)politeness
239–264
Chapter 10. Modern diachronic corpus-assisted discourse studies (MD-CADS) 1: Comparisons over time in lexical grammar and discourse practices
265–282
Chapter 11. Modern diachronic corpus-assisted discourse studies (MD-CADS) 2: Comparisons over time of social, political and cultural issues
283–322
Chapter 12. Conclusion
323–342
Appendix: Resources
343–348
References
349–364
Author index
365–368
Subject index
369–372
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BIC Subject: CFX – Computational linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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