Corpora: Pragmatics and Discourse : Papers from the 29th International Conference on English Language Research on Computerized Corpora (ICAME 29), Ascona, Switzerland, 14-18 May 2008

Language Arts & Disciplines, Grammar & Punctuation Language Arts & Disciplines, Linguistics, General

Language Arts & Disciplines, Grammar & Punctuation

This volume presents current state-of-the-art discussions in corpus-based linguistic research of the English language. The papers deal with Present-day English, worldwide varieties of English and the history of the English language. A special focus of the volume are studies in the broad field of corpus pragmatics and corpus-based discourse analysis.

It includes corpus-based studies of speech acts, conversational routines, referential expressions and thought styles, as well as studies on the lexis, grammar and semantics of English. And it also includes several studies on technical aspects of corpus compilation, fieldwork and parsing.
Andreas H. Jucker, Daniel Schreier and Marianne Hundt are professors of English linguistics at the University of Zurich.