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Corpus Linguistics for Pragmatics
A guide for research

ISBN 9781138718784
Published September 4, 2018 by Routledge
220 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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