Contrastive Analysis of Discourse-pragmatic Aspects of Linguistic Genres

  • Karin Aijmer
  • Diana Lewis

Part of the Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics book series (YCLP, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Karin Aijmer, Diana Lewis
    Pages 1-9
  3. Contrastive Analysis with Parallel Corpora

  4. Contrastive Analysis with Comparable Corpora

  5. Contrastive Analysis Across Genres of English

About this book


This volume will give readers insight into how genres are characterised by the patterns of frequency and distribution of linguistic features across a number of European languages. The material presented in this book will also stimulate further corpus-based contrastive research including more languages, more genres and different types of corpora. This is the first thematic volume of the Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics, a publication that addresses the interface between the two disciplines and offers a platform to scholars who combine both methodologies to present rigorous and interdisciplinary findings about language in real use. Corpus linguistics and Pragmatics have traditionally represented two paths of scientific thought, parallel but often mutually exclusive and excluding. Corpus Linguistics can offer a meticulous methodology based on mathematics and statistics, while Pragmatics is characterized by its effort in the interpretation of intended meaning in real language.


co-referential chains contrastive analysis corpus linguistcs and pragmatics corpus linguistics applications in the arts and humanities information structure in political speeches legal discourse parallel corpus research on translatability parallell corpora pragmatic features of stance in political discourse pragmatics and genre semantic field of obligation translation studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Karin Aijmer
    • 1
  • Diana Lewis
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GothenburgGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.Department of English and Lerma Research CentreAix Marseille UniversityAix-en-ProvenceFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-54554-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-54556-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-6819
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-6827
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