The book provides new findings about the grammar of genres and styles. It combines new methods with different kinds of empirical material, from social reports to live TV sports commentaries or 16th century newspapers, in English, French, Latin and Spanish. The study of non-discrete units suggests new ways of seeing the linguistic variation between genres and styles and the ways in which belonging to a genre predetermines linguistic choices.
Th. Charnois, University of Paris 13; M. Larjavaara, Åbo Akademi University, Finland; D. Legallois, University of Paris 3.