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Corpus Linguistics for Pragmatics

A guide for research, 1st Edition

By Christoph Rühlemann


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Corpus Linguistics for Pragmatics provides a practical and comprehensive introduction to the growing field of corpus pragmatics. Taking a hands-on approach to showcase the applications of corpora in the exploration of core topics within pragmatics, this book:

• covers six key areas of corpus-pragmatic research including speech acts, deixis, pragmatic markers, evaluation, conversational structure, and multimodality;

• demonstrates the use of freely-available corpora, corpus interfaces and corpus analysis tools to conduct original pragmatic analyses;

• is accompanied by an e-resource which hosts multimodal data sets for additional exercises.

Featuring case studies and practical tasks within each chapter, Corpus Linguistics for Pragmatics is an essential guide for students and researchers studying or conducting their own corpus-based research in pragmatics.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: CL and pragmatics—an introduction

Chapter 2: CL and speech acts

Chapter 3: CL and deixis

Chapter 4: CL and pragmatic markers

Chapter 5: CL and evaluation 

Chapter 6: CL and conversational structure

Chapter 7: CL and multimodality 

Chapter 8: Concluding remarks

About the Author

Christoph Rühlemann lectures in the Department of English and American Studies at Philipps-University Marburg, Germany.

About the Series

Routledge Corpus Linguistics Guides

Routledge Corpus Linguistics Guides provide accessible and practical introductions to using corpus linguistic methods in key sub-fields within linguistics. Corpus linguistics is one of the most dynamic and rapidly developing areas in the field of language studies, and use of corpora is an important part of modern linguistic research. Books in this series provide the ideal guide for students and researchers using corpus data for research and study in a variety of subject areas.

This series was co-founded by Ronald Carter (1947-2018).

If you are interested in contributing to this series, please contact the Series Editors, Michael McCarthy and Anne O’Keeffe ([email protected]).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics


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