Contrastive Discourse Analysis - Functional and Corpus Perspectives - Maite Taboada

Contrastive Discourse Analysis - Functional and Corpus Perspectives - Maite Taboada

Towards a comparison of cohesive reference in English and German: System and text

Contrastive Discourse Analysis - Functional and Corpus Perspectives - Maite Taboada

Kerstin Kunz
University of Heidelberg
Erich Steiner [+-]
Saarland University
Erich Steiner, born 1954 in Heidelberg/ Germany, studied English and German Philology in Freiburg, Saarbrücken, Cardiff, Reading and London (GB), and has held posts in Saarbrücken, Luxembourg and Darmstadt. He has served as Head of Department, Pro-Dean and Dean at the University of Saarland in Saarbrücken, and has received calls from several other universities. Since 1990, he has been Chair of English Linguistics and Translation Studies, later on English Translation Studies, Dept. of Language Science and Technology, University of Saarland, Saarbrücken. His major research interests include Functional Linguistics, Translation Theory and Comparative Linguistics, as well as Empirical Linguistics more generally. He has been Visiting Professor at Rice University, Houston/ Texas, at the University of Southern California/ Los Angeles, Dublin City University, Macquarie University Sydney, the University of Technology Sydney, the University of Oslo, as well as Hong Kong Polytechnic University and City University of Hong Kong over the past 30 years.

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The present chapter is concerned with contrasts in cohesion between English and German, with a special focus on the investigation of cohesive reference. Employing system-based as well as corpus-based methods, it adds a contrastive to the dominating monolingual perspectives.

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Kunz, Kerstin; Steiner, Erich. Towards a comparison of cohesive reference in English and German: System and text. Contrastive Discourse Analysis - Functional and Corpus Perspectives. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 208-239 May 2013. ISBN 9781908049759. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21776. Date accessed: 10 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21776. May 2013

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