A Grammar of Spoken English Discourse

A Grammar of Spoken English Discourse

The Intonation of Increments

eBook - 2010
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David Brazil's pioneering work on the grammar of spoken discourse ended at A Grammar Of Speech (1995) due to his untimely death. Gerard O'Grady picks up the baton in this book and teststhedescription of usedlanguageagainst a spoken corpus. € He incorporates findings from the last decade of corpus linguistics study, notably concerning phrases and lexical items larger than single orthographic words and ellipsis. He demonstrates theadded communicative significance that the incorporation of two systems of intonation ('Key' and 'Termination') bring to the grammar. O'Grady reviews the li.
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2010
ISBN: 9781441174444
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 255 pages) : illustrations


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