Diachronic Corpus Pragmatics

Author:   Irma Taavitsainen (University of Helsinki) ,  Andreas H. Jucker (University of Zurich) ,  Jukka Tuominen (University of Helsinki)
Publisher:   John Benjamins Publishing Co
Volume:   243
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9789027256485


Pages:   335
Publication Date:   11 March 2014
Format:   Hardback
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Diachronic corpus pragmatics extends the pragmatic perspective to developments in the history of various languages and uses corpus-linguistic methods to trace them. The chapters in this volume focus on linguistic elements at several levels, from individual words to phrases, clauses and entire genres and discourse forms. Using the most recent corpus tools, the authors investigate correlations between forms, functions and contexts in diachronic case studies that combine quantitative precision with close qualitative interpretation. The articles deal with different languages including English, Dutch, Swedish, Italian, Spanish, Finnish, Estonian and Japanese, bringing their research traditions in pragmatics and corpus linguistics in dialogue with each other. This is the first time that such a wide range of languages has been brought together to showcase an exciting new field at the intersection of pragmatics, historical linguistics and corpus methodology.

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Author:   Irma Taavitsainen (University of Helsinki) ,  Andreas H. Jucker (University of Zurich) ,  Jukka Tuominen (University of Helsinki)
Publisher:   John Benjamins Publishing Co
Imprint:   John Benjamins Publishing Co
Volume:   243
Weight:   0.760kg
ISBN:  

9789027256485


ISBN 10:   9027256489
Pages:   335
Publication Date:   11 March 2014
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Table of Contents

1. Preface; 2. Introduction; 3. Diachronic corpus pragmatics: Intersections and interactions (by Jucker, Andreas H.); 4. Words; 5. I had lost sight of them then for a bit, but I went on pretty fast: Two degree modifiers in the Old Bailey Corpus (by Claridge, Claudia); 6. Grammaticalisation of the Finnish stance adverbial muka, 'as if, supposedly, allegedly' (by Nordlund, Taru); 7. From degree/manner adverbs to pragmatic particles in Japanese: A corpus-based approach to the parallel diachronic development of amari, bakari, and yahari (by Shinzato, Rumiko); 8. Analyzing polysemy in Estonian: Tapselt 'exactly, precisely' - a word with many faces (by Kungas, Annika); 9. On the development of the Italian truth adverbs davvero and veramente (by Ricca, Davide); 10. Phrases and clauses; 11. Strong churlish purging Pills : Multi-adjectival premodification in early modern medical writing in English (by Tyrkko, Jukka); 12. On the origin of clausal parenthetical constructions: Epistemic/evidential parentheticals with seem and impersonal think (by Lopez-Couso, Maria Jose); 13. Tracing the history of deontic NCI patterns in Dutch: A case of polysemy copying (by Colleman, Timothy); 14. Front field negation in spoken Swedish: A regional archaism? (by Lindstrom, Jan K.); 15. Utterances and dialogues; 16. Complimenting in the history of American English: A metacommunicative expression analysis (by Jucker, Andreas H.); 17. Exploring verbal aggression in English historical texts using USAS: The possibilities, the problems and potential solutions (by Archer, Dawn); 18. A matter of tradition and good advice: Dialogue analysis and corpus pragmatics in Old Spanish texts (by Schrott, Angela); 19. Language index; 20. Name index; 21. Subject index

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