ERIC Number: EJ532587
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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Towards a Contrastive Pragmatics: Syntactic Choice in English and French Instructions.
Delin, Judy; And Others
Language Sciences, v18 n3-4 p897-931 Jan-Apr 1996
A framework is provided for the description and contrastive analysis of limited-domain syntactic choice in English and French. Using a corpus of naturally occurring English and French sets of instructional texts, the expressions available in each language for conveying the two procedural semantic relations of "generation" and "enablement" are analyzed. (21 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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Note: Special issue: Contrastive Semantics and Pragmatics, Volume 2: Discourse Strategies.