Exemplifications, Selections and Argumentations: The Use of Example Markers in English and German

Ekkehard Eggs (Author) Dermot McElholm (Author)
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Description

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.

Product Details

Price
£26.95
Publisher
Peter Lang AG
Publish Date
5 November 2013
Language
English
Type
Hardback
EAN/UPC
9783631645567

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