Current Trends in Contrastive Linguistics
Functional and cognitive perspectives
María de los Ángeles Gómez González | University of Santiago de Compostela
J. Lachlan Mackenzie | VU University Amsterdam
Elsa M. González Álvarez | University of Santiago de Compostela
This book examines the contribution of various recent developments in linguistics to contrastive analysis. The articles range across a broad gamut of languages, with most attention going to the languages of Europe. They show how advances in theory and computer technology are together impacting the field of contrastive linguistics. Part I focuses, from a broadly functional-cognitive viewpoint, on the close link with typology, stressing the importance of embedding the treatment of grammatical categories in their contexts of use. Part II turns to methodological issues, exploring the enormous potential offered by parallel, computer-accessible corpora to contrastive linguistics and to enhancing the testability, authenticity and empirical adequacy of cross-linguistic studies. Part III is concerned with contrastive semantics, ranging from individual items to entire grammatical constructions, and shows how meanings are coupled to language-specific cognitive strategies and even to cultural differences in subjective awareness and the fashioning of personal identity.
[Studies in Functional and Structural Linguistics, 60] 2008. xxi, 333 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Contributors | pp. vii–xi
Abbreviations used in glosses | p. xiii
IntroductionMaría de los Ángeles Gómez González, J. Lachlan Mackenzie and Elsa M. González Álvarez | pp. xv–xxi
Part I. Grammatical categories in contrast
Ways of impersonalizing: Pronominal vs verbal strategiesAnna Siewierska | pp. 3–26
Construing reference in context: Non-specific reference forms in Finnish and French discussion groupsMarja-Liisa Helasvuo and Marjut Johansson | pp. 27–50
The contrast between pronoun position in European Portuguese and Castilian Spanish: An application of Functional GrammarJ. Lachlan Mackenzie | pp. 51–75
Modals and typology: English and German in contrastRaphael Salkie | pp. 77–98
Part II. Contrastive linguistics and corpus studies
Parallel texts and corpus-based contrastive analysisMichael Barlow | pp. 101–121
Machine translation and human translation: Using machine translation engines and corpora for teaching and researchBelinda Maia | pp. 123–145
'Basically speaking': A corpus-based analysis of three English adverbs and their formal equivalents in SpanishChristopher S. Butler | pp. 147–176
Causative make and faire: A case of mismatchGaëtanelle Gilquin | pp. 177–201
Part III. Meaning and cognition from a contrastive perspective
Universal human concepts as a basis for contrastive linguistic semanticsCliff Goddard and Anna Wierzbicka | pp. 205–226
Subjective construal as a 'fashion of speaking' in JapaneseYoshihiko Ikegami | pp. 227–250
Grammatical metonymy within the 'action' frame in English and SpanishFrancisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez and María Sandra Peña Cervel | pp. 251–280
Towards a constructionist account of secondary predication with verba dicendi et declarandi in English and SpanishFrancisco Gonzálvez-García | pp. 281–321
Index of terms | pp. 323–327
Index of languages | pp. 329–330
Index of scholars | pp. 331–333
“[...] this volume offers an interesting survey of the many functional, cognitive-linguistic and corpus-based approaches to CA available at present.”
René Dirven, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, in the Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics Vol. 7 (2009).
Cited by 3 other publications
2011. Review of Gómez González, Mackenzie & González Álvarez (2008): Languages and Cultures in Contrast and Comparison. Languages in Contrast 11:1 ► pp. 129 ff.
2020. Corpus-based contrastive studies. Languages in Contrast 20:2 ► pp. 184 ff.
Lyu, Siqi & Yi-na Wang
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BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number: 2008037972 | Marc record