Current Trends in Contrastive Linguistics

Functional and cognitive perspectives

| University of Santiago de Compostela
| VU University Amsterdam
| University of Santiago de Compostela
ISBN 9789027215710 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027289681 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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
Abbreviations used in glosses
María de los Ángeles Gómez González, J. Lachlan Mackenzie and Elsa M. González Álvarez
Part I. Grammatical categories in contrast
Ways of impersonalizing: Pronominal vs verbal strategies
Anna Siewierska
Construing reference in context: Non-specific reference forms in Finnish and French discussion groups
Marja-Liisa Helasvuo and Marjut Johansson
The contrast between pronoun position in European Portuguese and Castilian Spanish: An application of Functional Grammar
J. Lachlan Mackenzie
Modals and typology: English and German in contrast
Raphael Salkie
Part II. Contrastive linguistics and corpus studies
Parallel texts and corpus-based contrastive analysis
Michael Barlow
Machine translation and human translation: Using machine translation engines and corpora for teaching and research
Belinda Maia
'Basically speaking': A corpus-based analysis of three English adverbs and their formal equivalents in Spanish
Christopher S. Butler
Causative make and faire: A case of mismatch
Gaëtanelle Gilquin
Part III. Meaning and cognition from a contrastive perspective
Universal human concepts as a basis for contrastive linguistic semantics
Cliff Goddard and Anna Wierzbicka
Subjective construal as a 'fashion of speaking' in Japanese
Yoshihiko Ikegami
Grammatical metonymy within the 'action' frame in English and Spanish
Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez and María Sandra Peña Cervel
Towards a constructionist account of secondary predication with verba dicendi et declarandi in English and Spanish
Francisco Gonzálvez-García
Index of terms
Index of languages
Index of scholars
“[...] 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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Gilquin, Gaëtanelle
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
Lyu, Siqi & Yi-na Wang
2015. Karin Aijmer &Bengt Altenberg (eds.), Advances in corpus-based contrastive linguistics (Studies in Corpus Linguistics 54). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2013. Pp. x + 295.. Journal of Linguistics 51:3  pp. 677 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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