Current Trends in Contrastive Linguistics

Functional and cognitive perspectives

Editors
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
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ISBN 9789027215710 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
 
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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.
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“[...] this volume offers an interesting survey of the many functional, cognitive-linguistic and corpus-based approaches to CA available at present.”
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2011. Review of Gómez González, Mackenzie & González Álvarez (2008): Languages and Cultures in Contrast and Comparison. Languages in Contrast 11:1  pp. 129 ff. Crossref logo
Hasselgård, Hilde
2020. Corpus-based contrastive studies. Languages in Contrast 20:2  pp. 184 ff. Crossref logo
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BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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