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In G. Del Lungo Camiciotti and E. Tognini Bonelli (eds) Academic Discourse – New Insights into Evaluation (Bern: Peter Lang), 121–40. Swales, J. M. and Burke, A. (2003) ‘ “It’s Really Fascinating Work”: Differences in Evaluative Adjectives across Academic Registers’ in P. Leistyna and C. F. Meyer (eds) Corpus Analysis. Language Structure and Language Use (Amsterdam: Rodopi), 1–18. Thompson, G. and Hunston, S. (2000) ‘Evaluation: An Introduction’ in S. Hunston and G. Thompson (eds) Evaluation in Text.

The second sentence (17) uses the incongruous collocation ‘the data’ or ‘the reader’ to introduce a tangible element of irony – a device exploited more explicitly in example (18) to commend the book’s readability. (16) The important message is that multilingualism in the Englishspeaking world is not a mechanical or additive reality of English plus something else, but a new reality that has to be reckoned with. BR1) (17) But there is also a kind of pleasure in the commentaries which follow each extract, which always suggests a light touch, pointing out a few notable features relevant to the argument, while never trying to exhaust either the data or the reader.

In South Asia or the Caribbean. PD) Here and elsewhere there is extensive use of conceptual metaphor: a finding that confirms the close link (cf. Giannoni, forthcoming) between evaluation and metaphor in written academic discourse. At the same time, there were many cases of ‘evaluative interplay’, to use Bednarek’s (2008) term – that is of lexical items whose evaluative force is disambiguated by their immediate collocational environment. In the first sentence below, for example, the polarity of the qualifier novel (which does not necessarily imply appreciation) is resolved by the use of a positive premodifier (refreshingly); in the second sentence, both many and new are potentially factual qualifiers that acquire a positive orientation through their juxtaposition: (6) The present offering, however, tackles such issues from a refreshingly novel perspective.

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