1st Edition

Corpus Linguistics for Pragmatics A guide for research

By Christoph Rühlemann Copyright 2019
    220 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    220 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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.