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Title: Shallow features as indicators of English–German contrasts in lexical cohesion
Author(s): Kunz, Kerstin
Lapshinova-Koltunski, Ekaterina
Martínez Martínez, José Manuel
Menzel, Katrin
Steiner, Erich
Language: English
Title: Languages in contrast : international journal for contrastive linguistics
Volume: 18
Issue: 2
Startpage: 175
Endpage: 206
Publisher/Platform: Benjamins
Year of Publication: 2017
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: This paper contrasts lexical cohesion between English and German spoken and written registers, reporting findings from a quantitative lexical analysis. After an overview of research aims and motivations we formulate hypotheses on distributions of shallow features as indicators of lexical cohesion across languages and modes and with respect to register ranking and variation. The shallow features analysed are: highly frequent words in texts, lexical density, standardized type-token-ratio, top-frequent content words of the language within individual registers and texts, and several types of Latinate words. Descriptive analyses of the corpus are then presented and statistically validated with the help of univariate and multivariate analyses. The results are interpreted relative to our hypotheses and related to the following properties of texts in terms of lexical cohesion: semantic variability, cohesive strength, number and length of nominal chains, degree of specification of lexis, and degree of variation along all of these properties.
DOI of the first publication: 10.1075/lic.16005.kun
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Link to this record: hdl:20.500.11880/30591
ISSN: 1569-9897
Date of registration: 9-Feb-2021
Faculty: P - Philosophische Fakultät
Department: P - Sprachwissenschaft und Sprachtechnologie
Professorship: P - Prof. Dr. Erich Steiner
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