24.4793, Books: Exemplifications, Selections and Argumentations: Eggs, McElholm

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Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 12:22:47
From: Laura Bally [publicity at peterlang.com]
Subject: Exemplifications, Selections and Argumentations: Eggs, McElholm

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Title: Exemplifications, Selections and Argumentations 
Subtitle: The Use of Example Markers in English and German 
Publication Year: 2013 
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
	   http://www.peterlang.com
	

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?264556 


Author: Ekkehard Eggs
Author: Dermot D. McElholm

Hardback: ISBN:  9783631645567 Pages: 152 Price: U.S. $ 42.95
Hardback: ISBN:  9783631645567 Pages: 152 Price: U.K. £ 26.00
Hardback: ISBN:  9783631645567 Pages: 152 Price: Europe EURO 32.70


Abstract:

This linguistic research monograph focuses primarily on the uses of example markers or connectors in English (for example, for instance, such as etc.) and, to a lesser extent, in German ([so] zum Beispiel, beispielsweise etc.). It analyses these uses not only from a linguistics viewpoint (syntax, semantics, pragmatics, information and text structure, intonation) but also integrates issues of rhetoric, philosophy and, in particular, of argumentation theory. This approach leads to the distinction of three main uses of example markers − exemplification, selection, argumentation − and thus entails the abandonment of the traditional grammatical approach, which only recognizes exemplifying use, and of the more recent approach in computational linguistics, which only distinguishes selective use. 

 



Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                     Philosophy of Language
                     Pragmatics
                     Semantics
                     Syntax
                     Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                     German (deu)


Written In: English  (eng)

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