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LINGUIST List 25.2661

Sat Jun 21 2014

Books: The Functional Perspective on Language and Discourse: Gómez González, Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, Gonzálvez García, Downing (eds.)

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>

Date: 19-Jun-2014
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: The Functional Perspective on Language and Discourse: Gómez González, Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, Gonzálvez García, Downing (eds.)
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Title: The Functional Perspective on Language and Discourse
Subtitle: Applications and implications
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 247
Published: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/pbns.247

Editor: María de los Ángeles Gómez González
Editor: Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez
Editor: Francisco Gonzálvez García
Editor: Angela Downing
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270207 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270207 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270207 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256522 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256522 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256522 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Abstract:

Over the last forty years, the functionalist approach to linguistic description and explanation has given rise to several major schools of thought that share two crucial assumptions: (i) form is not independent of meaning/function or language use; and (ii) linguistic description and explanation need to take into account the communicative function of language. This volume offers readers interested in functional linguistics a selected sample of studies that jointly prove the efficacy of the analytical tools and procedures broadly accepted within the functionalist tradition in order to investigate language and discourse, with special focus on key pragmatic/discourse notions such as contextualization, grammaticalisation, reference, politeness, (in-)directness, discourse markers, speech acts, subjective evaluation and sentiment analysis in texts, among others. In addition, this volume offers specific corpus-based techniques for the objective contextualisation of linguistic data, which is crucial given the central role allotted to context in both functional linguistics and pragmatics/discourse analysis.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Pragmatics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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