Quotation Lutzky, Ursula. 2012. Why and what in Early Modern English drama. In: Middle and Modern English Corpus Linguistics: a Multi-Dimensional Approach, Hrsg. Markus, Manfred, Iyeiri, Yoko and Heuberger, Reinhard, 177-189. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.


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This study sheds new light on the nature of the discourse markers why and what in the Early Modern English (EModE) period. It attempts to fill a gap by providing a contrastive analysis of these two markers of similar origin in the drama samples of two EModE corpora – A Corpus of English Dialogues 1560–1760 and the Penn-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Early Modern English – covering the time span 1500 to 1760. The discourse markers are approached from a quantitative and a qualitative perspective, so as to account for their frequency of attestation as well as their functions, with the aim of reaching a deeper understanding of the potential similarities and differences in their use and development in the course of the EModE period.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title Why and what in Early Modern English drama
Title of whole publication Middle and Modern English Corpus Linguistics: a Multi-Dimensional Approach
Editor Markus, Manfred, Iyeiri, Yoko and Heuberger, Reinhard
Page from 177
Page to 189
Location Amsterdam
Publisher John Benjamins
Year 2012
Reviewed? Y
URL http://www.jbe-platform.com/content/books/9789027274977
ISBN 9789027274977

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Lutzky, Ursula (Details)
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Institute for English Business Communication IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
6611 Linguistics (Details)
6633 Computational linguistics (Details)
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