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Grammar of Discourse

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ISBN-10: 0306452359

ISBN-13: 9780306452352

Edition: 2nd 1996 (Revised)

Authors: Robert E. Longacre

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The Second Edition of The Grammar of Discourse critically evaluates and updates Robert E. Longacre's ambitious work dedicated to the thesis that language is language only in context, and that context's natural role in the resolution of sentence ambiguities has been overlooked for too long by linguists. This new edition advances even further the `discourse revolution' which Longacre predicted in the First Edition would come in response to the demand for greater explanatory power through context. The most cogent application of this, one which makes the book unique among linguistics texts, is the author's exhaustive investigation into the interface of the morphosyntax of a language with its…    
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List price: $199.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 6/30/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 362
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Monologue Discourse: Typology and Salience
Monologue Discourse: Plot and Peak: Plot as Notional Structure
Combinations of Predications
Intersentential Relations: ETIC Paragraph Types
Repartee: Dialogue Paragraphs
Cases or Roles
Case Frames
Surface Structure of Clauses
A Framework for Discourse Analysis