Patterns in Contrast

Author: Jarle Ebeling,Signe Oksefjell Ebeling

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027271623

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 257

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Combining the fields of phraseology and contrastive analysis, this book describes how patterns, defined as recurrent word-combinations with semantic unity, behave cross-linguistically. As the contrastive approach adopted in the book relies on translations and a bidirectional corpus model, the first part offers an in-depth discussion of contrastive linguistics, with special emphasis on using translations as tertium comparationis and a parallel corpus as the main source of material. Central to the contrastive analysis is the use of corpus-linguistic methods in the identification of patterns, while a deeper understanding of the phraseological nature of the patterns is closely related to the concept of extended units of meaning. The second part of the book presents five case studies, using an easy-to-follow step-by-step method to illustrate the phraseological-contrastive approach at work. The studies show that patterns weave an intricate web of meanings across languages and demonstrate the potential of exploring patterns in contrast.

Seeing Through Multilingual Corpora

On the Use of Corpora in Contrastive Studies

Author: Stig Johansson

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027223005

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 355

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Through electronic corpora we can observe patterns which we were unaware of before or only vaguely glimpsed. The availability of multilingual corpora has led to a renewal of contrastive studies. We gain new insight into similarities and differences between languages, at the same time as the characteristics of each language are brought into relief. The present book focuses on the work in building and using the English-Norwegian Parallel Corpus and the Oslo Multilingual Corpus. Case studies are reported on lexis, grammar, and discourse. A concluding chapter sums up problems and prospects of corpus-based contrastive studies, including applications in lexicography, translator training, and foreign-language teaching. Though the main focus is on English and Norwegian, the approach should be of interest more generally for corpus-based contrastive research and for language studies in general. Seeing through corpora we can see through language.

Säkularausgabe

Werke. Briefwechsel. Lebenszeugnisse

Author: Heinrich Heine,Nationale Forschungs- und Gedenkstätten der Klassischen Deutschen Literatur in Weimar,Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

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Säkularausgabe

Werke. Briefwechsel. Lebenszeugnisse

Author: Heinrich Heine,Nationale Forschungs- und Gedenkstätten der Klassischen Deutschen Literatur in Weimar,Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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