The Functional Perspective on Language and Discourse

The Functional Perspective on Language and Discourse: Applications and implications
The Functional Perspective on Language and Discourse

During the last forty years, the functionalist strategy to linguistic description and clarification has given rise to a number of main colleges of thought that share two essential assumptions: (i) kind shouldn’t be unbiased of that means/operate or language use; and (ii) linguistic description and clarification have to bear in mind the communicative operate of language.

This quantity provides readers involved in practical linguistics a specific pattern of research that collectively show the efficacy of the analytical instruments and procedures broadly accepted inside the functionalist custom with the intention to examine language and discourse, with particular focus on key pragmatic/discourse notions akin to contextualization, grammaticalisation, reference, politeness, (in-)directness, discourse markers, speech acts, subjective analysis and sentiment evaluation in texts, amongst others.

As well as, this quantity provides particular corpus-based methods for the target contextualisation of linguistic knowledge, which is essential given the central position allotted to context in each practical linguistics and pragmatics/discourse evaluation.


Size: 9 MB
Series: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series (Book 247)
Date: 2014


The Functional Perspective on Language and Discourse

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