Applying English grammar : functional and corpus approaches


Applying English grammar : functional and corpus approaches

edited by Caroline Coffin, Ann Hewings and Kieran O'Halloran

Arnold, a member of the Hodder Headline Group , The Open University, 2004

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Includes bibliographical references and index



This edited collection is about the application of English grammar and specialises in 'functional' and'corpus' approaches, approaches which are increasingly recognised as providing significant insights into English language in action. It aims to stimulate interest and understanding of grammar as an applied tool not just for grammarians or language learners, but for all those interested in how language is organized to shape our view of events in the world. As the chapters in this book show, functional and corpus approaches allow us to make observations that would not be amenable through more traditional forms of grammatical analysis. They also illustrate how researchers can fruitfully bring together corpus and functional approaches to reveal how grammar and lexis create and transmit values, identities and ideologies. Research in Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) has a long tradition of drawing on functional grammar but has only relatively recently begun to draw on corpus linguistics. As such, the book is unusual in presenting work on CDA which draws on corpus linguistics. But not only that, it is also unique in presenting work in CDA which brings together the methodologies of corpus linguistics and functional grammar, demonstrating their combined potential for illuminating ideological perspectives, particularly in media texts. Given this focus and given the increasing value of empirical data, the book will be of interest to those in a range of disciplines including the humanities and media and cultural studies. Chapters comprise both newly commissioned and previously published works that illustrate the two methodological approaches to grammatical analysis and how they can be applied to deepen our understanding of language.


General Introduction Section A Introducing functional and corpus approaches Introduction Chapter 1. Working with corpora: issues and insights (E Tognini-Bonelli) Chapter 2 Grammar and Spoken English (R Carter) Chapter 3 Corpus-based comparisons of registers (D. Biber and S Conrad) Chapter 4 Grammatical Structure: what do we mean? (Jim R. Martin) Chapter 5 Some grammatical problems in scientific English (M Halliday) Section B Getting down to specifics with corpus and functional approaches Introduction Chapter 6 Impersonalising stance: a study of anticipatory aEUROoeitaEURO in student and published academic writing (A Hewings and M. Hewings) Chapter 7 Researching the grammar of a aEUROoeliteraryaEURO text (H Hillier) Chapter 8 Grammar in the construction of online discussion messages (A Hewings and C.Coffin) Chapter 9 The development of language as a resource for learning (C Painter) Chapter 10 Grammar in the construction of medical case histories (G Francis and A Kramer-Dahl) Section C Critical text analysis with corpus and functional approaches Introduction Chapter 11 Nature and grammar (A Goatly) Chapter 12 Computer Applications in critical discourse analysis (V Koller and G Mautner) Chapter 13 Subjectivity, Evaluation and Point of View in Media Discourse (P White) Chapter 14 Human and inhuman geography: a comparative analysis of two long texts and a corpus (M Stubbs) Chapter 15 Checking Overinterpretation and Underinterpretation: Help from Corpora in Critical Linguistics (KA OaEURO (TM)Halloran and C Coffin)

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    • 9780340885147
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    London,[Milton Keynes, U.K.]
  • ページ数/冊数
    xxiii, 311 p.
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    24 cm
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