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Frank Brisard

  • Research Expertise:My research is primarily informed by a cognitive-functional and usage-based approach to language, combined with a pragmatic focus on the analysis of actual language in use, mainly via the use of corpora. My main interests include tense/aspect/modality (in a variety of languages), the interface between grammatical constructions and pragmatics, and cognitive and “constructional” theories of grammar.
  • Keywords:PRAGMATICS, CORPUS LINGUISTICS, COGNITIVE GRAMMAR, SEMANTIC CHANGE, GENERAL LINGUISTICS, ENGLISH LANGUAGE, TENSE/ASPECT, Language and literature (incl. information, documentation, library and archive sciences)
  • Disciplines:Language studies, Linguistics, Literary studies, Theory and methodology of linguistics, Other languages and literary studies
  • Research techniques:I have experience in the analysis of (written/spoken) corpora, including in languages other than English (e.g., pidgins/creoles), for the purpose of extracting meaningful patterns of use, in particular with regard to the use of grammatical constructions. I am also familiar with semantic analyses in a variety of linguistic frameworks, including Cognitive Grammar and Construction Grammar.
  • Users of research expertise:Researchers in (applied) linguistics, including in such domains as language acquisition and learning, language disorders, anthropology/ethnography, organization studies, forensic linguistics, etc.