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Sociolinguistic Implications In Contexts Of Use
Sociolinguistic Implications In Contexts Of Use

Author(s): Temenuzhka Seizova-Nankova
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Foreign languages learning, Applied Linguistics, Comparative Linguistics, Cognitive linguistics, Computational linguistics
Published by: Шуменски университет »Епископ Константин Преславски«
Keywords: corpus-driven approach; conventions and conventional meaning; social variables; linguistic features and devices

Summary/Abstract: The paper discusses some basic social factors that shape language use and reflect cultural and behavioral traits characteristic of the particular speech community. The study is based on a corpus extracted from the BNC of the shake_hand(s) collocation. Social meaning is found in the variables of setting and social context participants (who is talking to whom), purpose and function of the interaction, etc. It can be measured along scales of power, familiarity, social status, etc. Basic linguistic features and devices are discussed: pre- and post-modification in NP structure, use of reference to people, of adverb and adverbial expressions. Sentence/clause types are also addressed.

  • Issue Year: 1/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 98-119
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: English