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By Christopher S. Butler (ed.), María de los Ángeles Gómez González (ed.), Susana M. Doval-Suárez (ed.)

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This booklet brings jointly a suite of articles characterised by way of major subject matters: the contrastive examine of parallel phenomena in or extra languages, and an basically sensible technique during which language is appeared, initially, as a wealthy and intricate verbal exchange approach, inextricably embedded in sociocultural and mental contexts of use. nearly all of the reviews stated is empirical in nature, many utilising corpora or different textual fabrics within the language(s) lower than research. The booklet starts with an introductory part within which the editors supply surveys of the state-of-the-art in either practical and contrastive linguistics. the opposite 5 sections of the amount are dedicated to (i) a cognitive viewpoint on shape and serve as, (ii) details constitution, (iii) collocations and formulaic language, (iv) language studying, and (v) discourse and tradition.

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301–323). Amsterdam and Atlanta: Rodopi.   María de los Ángeles Gómez-González and Susana M. ). (1996a). Languages in Contrast. Papers from a Symposium on Text-based Cross-linguistic Studies [Lund Studies in English 88]. Lund: Lund University Press. Aijmer, Karin, Bengt Altenberg, & Mats Johansson (1996b). “Text-based contrastive studies in English. Presentation of a project”. In K. Aijmer, B. Altenberg, & M. ), Languages in Contrast. Papers from a Symposium on Text-based Cross-linguistic Studies (pp.

The same applies to the degree of equivalence that is at issue or that is attained in a comparison: can it be absolute? Is it measurable, and if so, how can it be measured? g. Chesterman (1998), Hoey & Houghton (1998), James (1980), Janicki (1986), Jaszczolt (1995a, b), Krzeszowski (1984, 1990), or Oleksy (1986). ) differentiates seven types of equivalence: translation equivalence, statis­ tical equivalence, system equivalence, semantico-syntactic equivalence, rule equiva­ lence, substantive equivalence and pragmatic equivalence.

The revival of Contrastive Linguistics (CL) The origins of CL as a regular linguistic procedure can be traced back to the middle of the 15th century, and the appearance of the first contrastive theories to the beginning of the 17th century (cf. Krzeszowski 1985, 1990). In the 19th century comparative in­ vestigations used an empirical, historical methodology to discover genetic links and language families; while in modern linguistics, J. ; Math­ esius 1975). But it was not until after World War II that the discipline reached its heyday.

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