Contrastive Analysis in Language

Identifying Linguistic Units of Comparison

  • Dominique Willems
  • Bart Defrancq
  • Timothy Colleman
  • Dirk Noël

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Dominique Willems, Bart Defrancq, Timothy Colleman, Dirk Noël
      Pages 1-9
  3. Semantics: the Metalanguage of Comparison

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Johan van der Auwera, Nina Dobrushina, Valentin Goussev
      Pages 44-66
  4. Syntax: Constituent Order in Comparison

  5. Morphology: Agents in Comparison

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Petra Sleeman, Els Verheugd
      Pages 137-154
    3. Filip Devos, Johan Taeldeman
      Pages 155-171
  6. Discourse and Beyond: Text in Comparison

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 267-278

About this book

Introduction

This is a book about comparison in linguistics in general, rather than 'contrastive analysis' as a distinct branch of linguistics. It addresses the question 'Does the analytical apparatus used by linguists allow comparisons to be made across languages?' Four major domains are considered in turn: derivational morphology, syntax, semantics & pragmatics, and discourse. Contributions cover a broad spectrum of linguistic disciplines, ranging from contrastive linguistics and linguistic typology to translation studies and historical linguistics.

Keywords

Derivat derivation Index morphology nouns semantics sentence types Syntax

Editors and affiliations

  • Dominique Willems
    • 1
  • Bart Defrancq
    • 2
  • Timothy Colleman
    • 2
  • Dirk Noël
    • 2
  1. 1.Ghent UniversityBelgium
  2. 2.University of Ghent’sUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230524637
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2003
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Language & Linguistics Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-51328-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-52463-7
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