Exemplifications, Selections and Argumentations: The Use of Example Markers in English and German by Ekkehard EggsExemplifications, Selections and Argumentations: The Use of Example Markers in English and German by Ekkehard Eggs

Exemplifications, Selections and Argumentations: The Use of Example Markers in English and German

byEkkehard Eggs, Dermot McElholm

Hardcover | November 5, 2013

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This linguistic research monograph focuses primarily on the uses of example markers or connectors in English (for example, for instance, such as etc.) and, to a lesser extent, in German ([so] zum Beispiel, beispielsweise etc.). It analyses these uses not only from a linguistics viewpoint (syntax, semantics, pragmatics, information and text structure, intonation) but also integrates issues of rhetoric, philosophy and, in particular, of argumentation theory. This approach leads to the distinction of three main uses of example markers - exemplification, selection, argumentation - and thus entails the abandonment of the traditional grammatical approach, which only recognizes exemplifying use, and of the more recent approach in computational linguistics, which only distinguishes selective use.
Ekkehard Eggs, Professor em., Professorships/visiting professorships in Berlin, Marburg, Hamburg, Hanover (Romance Linguistics/Cultural Studies); Research Areas: Grammar, Rhetoric, Languages for Specific Purposes. Dermot McElholm, Lecturer in English for ESP in Hannover; Professor of English at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences ...
Title:Exemplifications, Selections and Argumentations: The Use of Example Markers in English and GermanFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:November 5, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631645562

ISBN - 13:9783631645567

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Contents: Types of use of example markers in English and German: exemplification, selection, argumentation – Exemplifications in (non)-appositive structures – Descriptive uses in prepositional phrases and in sentences – Argumentative uses (deductive/abductive, inductive/analogical, a fortiori) – Transphrastic patterns.