Current Trends in Contrastive Linguistics

Current Trends in Contrastive Linguistics

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This book examines the contribution of various recent developments in linguistics to contrastive analysis. The articles range across a broad gamut of languages, with most attention going to the languages of Europe. They show how advances in theory and computer technology are together impacting the field of contrastive linguistics. Part I focuses, from a broadly functional-cognitive viewpoint, on the close link with typology, stressing the importance of embedding the treatment of grammatical categories in their contexts of use. Part II turns to methodological issues, exploring the enormous potential offered by parallel, computer-accessible corpora to contrastive linguistics and to enhancing the testability, authenticity and empirical adequacy of cross-linguistic studies. Part III is concerned with contrastive semantics, ranging from individual items to entire grammatical constructions, and shows how meanings are coupled to language-specific cognitive strategies and even to cultural differences in subjective awareness and the fashioning of personal identity.Functional and cognitive perspectives MarAsa de los Angeles GA³mez GonzAilez, J. Lachlan Mackenzie, Elsa M. GonzAilez Alvarez ... Informix Software Inc has opened an office in Prague, Czechoslovakia: others are said likely to follow in Poland, Hungary and ... E.SG painting (CREA, ABC CULTURAL, 15/11/1996: MANUAL DE ESCULTURA DEL SIGLo XX) a#39;The above-mentioned exhibition showed theanbsp;...

Title:Current Trends in Contrastive Linguistics
Author:María de los Ángeles Gómez González, J. Lachlan Mackenzie, Elsa M. González Álvarez
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 2008-12-17


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