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