Brno Studies in English

STUDIA MINORA FACULTATIS PHILOSOPHICAE UNIVERSITATIS BRUNENSIS S 7 , 2001 – BRNO STUDIES IN ENGLISH 27 IN MEMORY OF JAN FIRBAS Jan Firbas , professor of the English language at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University , a highly ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015067511793

Category: English philology

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Linguistics across Historical and Geographical Boundaries

1976 'A study in the functional sentence perspective of the English and the Slavonic interrogative sentence', Brno Studies in English 12: 9—56. 1979a 'A functional view of “ordo naturalis”', Brno Studies in English 13: 29—59.

Author: Dieter Kastovsky

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110856132

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.

Syntactic and FSP Aspects of the Existential Construction in Norwegian

Prague Studies in English, 47–70. Prague: Karolinum. Firbas, J . 1979 . “A functional view of 'ordo naturalis'” . Brno Studies in English 13, 29–59 . Firbas, J . 1991 . “On some basic issues of the theory of functional sentence ...

Author: Dubec, Pavel

Publisher: Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press

ISBN: 9788024642826

Category: Foreign Language Study

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The book discusses the information structure approach as introduced by the Prague linguistic circle and elaborated, in the first place, by Jan Firbas, one of the key persons in the field of functional sentence perspective (FSP), and further by Aleš Svoboda, Libuše Dušková or Martin Adam. It explores the Norwegian existential construction from the syntactic and FSP points of view but also discusses selected FSP aspects in general. The theory of functional sentence perspective has been attested to multiple languages such as Czech, English, German, Russian, French, Italian or Spanish. This book attempts, among other things, to attest its applicability to Norwegian, and thus demonstrate its universal nature, at least in the field of Indo-European languages.

Constructing the Welfare State in the British Press

Slayer of dragons, victim of assault: Attack metaphors of the welfare state and austerity across the British press. Brno Studies in English, 46(1), 21–49. Partington, A. (2006). Metaphors, motifs and similes across discourse types: ...

Author: Malgorzata Paprota

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350125339

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Analysing political discourse in the British press during a time of crisis and austerity, this book examines how the concept of the welfare state has been constructed between 2008 and 2015. At a time when the financial crisis and government policies have put the welfare state under increased pressure, a corpus from four British newspapers from across the political spectrum - the Guardian, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, and Daily Telegraph - is brought together to investigate the political debate on its evaluation and the ambiguity about its exact definition. Combining two theoretical approaches, Malgorzata Paprota outlines the figurative models and scenarios relevant to this element of the political system. The discourse-historical approach to discourse analysis is used to establish what the welfare state is, tracing the boundaries of the concept and which elements of political reality are explicitly associated with it. Conceptual metaphor theory is then used to explore the figurative conceptualisations of the welfare state. Together, this book shows the discursive construction, and shifting boundaries and metaphors, of the welfare state by the British press and its use in current political debates.