ERIC Number: ED202210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Contrastive Textology: Comparative Discourse Analysis in Applied Linguistics. Studies in Descriptive Linguistics, Volume 5.
Hartmann, R. R. K.
This volume is one in a series of studies in linguistics that is intended to supplement the "International Review of Applied Linguistics." Discourse analysis, or looking at language as text in context, is presented in the first chapter. This is correlated with what is known about the differences between languages in a second chapter on contrastive analysis. A comparative textual model is presented in chapter 3, which is shown to be relevant to most branches of linguistic description and language use (Chapter 4). Chapters 5-8 discuss aspects of codification of linguistic knowledge and its application to interdisciplinary problem-solving with special reference to translation, foreign-language learning, and lexicography. Illustrations, chiefly from the English-German field, are given where appropriate in each chapter. Complete texts in both German and English of the examples in the various chapters of the book are provided as appendices. (Author/AMH)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Bilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Context Clues, Contrastive Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, English, German, Lexicography, Linguistic Theory, Literature, Second Language Learning, Translation
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