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On the face of it: How recurrent phrases organize text
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5613-7618
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities.
2009 (English)In: Corpora: Pragmatics and discourse / [ed] Andreas H. Jucker, Daniel Scvhreier and Marianne Hundt, Amsterdam: Rodopi , 2009, p. 169-188Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This study concerns the text-organizing functions of the recurrent phrases

face of it

pragmatic meanings is related to grammaticalization theory. It is demonstrated

that the two former phrases often occur in constructions where they are followed

by a hedge and a refutation (

face of

(e.g.

Mark Davies are shown to be useful complements to the BNC. These corpora

show that

variant

on the, on its face and in (the) face of. It is argued that the development of theon the face of it … this seems … But…). In (the)mainly organizes text through its connection with negative evaluationsin the face of opposition). The new Time and COCA corpora compiled byon its face is typical of American English, and that the article-lessin face of is rare, and possibly decreasing in use.

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Amsterdam: Rodopi , 2009. p. 169-188
Series
Language and Computers ; 68
Keywords [en]
corpus linguistics, discourse analysis
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Humanities, Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-6355ISBN: 9789042025929 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vxu-6355DiVA, id: diva2:280106
Available from: 2009-12-08 Created: 2009-12-08 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved

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