Current Trends in Contrastive Linguistics

Functional and cognitive perspectives

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| University of Santiago de Compostela
| VU University Amsterdam
| University of Santiago de Compostela
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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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Table of Contents
Contributors
vii–xi
Abbreviations used in glosses
xiii
Introduction
María de los Ángeles Gómez González, J. Lachlan Mackenzie and Elsa M. González Álvarez
xv–xxi
Part I. Grammatical categories in contrast
Ways of impersonalizing: Pronominal vs verbal strategies
Anna Siewierska
3–26
Construing reference in context: Non-specific reference forms in Finnish and French discussion groups
Marja-Liisa Helasvuo and Marjut Johansson
27–50
The contrast between pronoun position in European Portuguese and Castilian Spanish: An application of Functional Grammar
J. Lachlan Mackenzie
51–75
Modals and typology: English and German in contrast
Raphael Salkie
77–98
Part II. Contrastive linguistics and corpus studies
Parallel texts and corpus-based contrastive analysis
Michael Barlow
101–121
Machine translation and human translation: Using machine translation engines and corpora for teaching and research
Belinda Maia
123–145
'Basically speaking': A corpus-based analysis of three English adverbs and their formal equivalents in Spanish
Christopher S. Butler
147–176
Causative make and faire: A case of mismatch
Gaëtanelle Gilquin
177–201
Part III. Meaning and cognition from a contrastive perspective
Universal human concepts as a basis for contrastive linguistic semantics
Cliff Goddard and Anna Wierzbicka
205–226
Subjective construal as a 'fashion of speaking' in Japanese
Yoshihiko Ikegami
227–250
Grammatical metonymy within the 'action' frame in English and Spanish
Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez and María Sandra Peña Cervel
251–280
Towards a constructionist account of secondary predication with verba dicendi et declarandi in English and Spanish
Francisco Gonzálvez-García
281–321
Index of terms
323–327
Index of languages
329–330
Index of scholars
331–333
“[...] 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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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2008037972