Publications: The Theme-Topic Interface.John Benjamins

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John Benjamins Publishing announce a new book in the field of Corpus

The Theme-Topic Interface.
Evidence from English.
Pragmatics & Beyond NS 71
US& Canada: 1 55619 949 X / USD 87.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of World: 90 272 5086 3 / NLG 190.00 (Hardcover)

The Theme-Topic Interface (TTI) gives a useful catalogue of approaches to
the concept Theme in the analysis of Natural Language. The book is written
with both theoretical and descriptive goals and aims to synthesize and
revise current approaches to pragmatic functions. In addition, TTI explains
that different thematic constructions in natural language reveal different
discourse strategies related to point of view and speaker subjectivity,
which shows the mutually supportive role of form and discourse function
vis-á-vis each other.
The book's value is enhanced by the use of natural language corpora, the
Lancaster IBM Spoken English Corpus (LIBMSEC), and by running multivariate
statistical tests, taking into account both segmental and suprasegmental
The bibliography lists more than 600 publications providing ample material
for further research into an integrated theory of language and its use. The
indexes provide easy access to most authors mentioned and to the major
concepts covered.

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