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Applying English Grammar. : Corpus and Functional Approaches - Caroline Coffin

Applying English Grammar.

Corpus and Functional Approaches

Paperback Published: 25th June 2004
ISBN: 9780340885147
Number Of Pages: 311

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This edited collection is about the application of English grammar and specializes in "functional" and "corpus" approaches, approaches which are increasingly recognized as providing significant insights into English language in action. It aims to stimulate interest and understanding of grammar as an applied tool not just for grammarians or language learners, but for all those interested in how language is organized to shape our view of events in the world. Chapters comprise both newly commissioned and previously published works that illustrate the two methodological approaches to grammatical analysis and how they can be applied to deepen our understanding of language.

This edited volume...brings together in a novel way two approaches ton English grammar, namely the systematic functional approach and the corpus linguistic one, both of them becoming increasingly relevant to the empirical description of language use and the study of how language transmits values, identities, and ideology... ...Highly readable and clearly organized into self-contained secions, it provides an up-to-date theoretical and methodological framework for the analysis of the English language as it is used today... -- http://linguistlist.org/issues/15/15-2778.html The thirteen-page glossary lists terms related to the analysis of language use and provides brief, clear definitions of key concepts. This is an excellent reference source for both students and academics. -- Helen Basturkmen, TESOLANZ Journal

Working with corpora : issues and insightsp. 11
Grammar and spoken Englishp. 25
Corpus-based comparisons of registersp. 40
Grammatical structure : what do we mean?p. 57
Some grammatical problems in scientific Englishp. 77
Impersonalizing stance : a study of anticipatory 'it' in student and published academic writingp. 101
Researching the grammar of a 'literary' textp. 117
Grammar in the construction of online discussion messagesp. 134
The development of language as a resource for learningp. 155
Grammar in the construction of medical case historiesp. 172
Nature and grammarp. 197
Computer applications in critical discourse analysisp. 216
Subjectivity, evaluation and point of view in media discoursep. 229
Human and inhuman geography : a comparative analysis of two long texts and a corpusp. 247
Checking overinterpretation and underinterpretation : help from corpora in critical linguisticsp. 275
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ISBN: 9780340885147
ISBN-10: 0340885149
Series: Hodder Arnold Publication
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 311
Published: 25th June 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.6  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1