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Discourse Analysis

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ISBN-10: 0521284759

ISBN-13: 9780521284752

Edition: 1983

Authors: Gillian Brown, George Yule, S. R. Anderson, J. Bresnan, B. Comrie

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Discourse analysis is a term which has come to have different interpretations for scholars working in different disciplines. For a sociolinguist, it is concerned mainly with the structre of social interaction manifested in conversation; for a psycholinguist, it is primarily concerned with the nature of comprehension of short written texts; for the computational linguist, it is concerned with producing operational models of text-understanding within highly limited contexts. In this textbook, the authors provide an extensive overview of the many and diverse approaches to the study of discourse, but base their own approach centrally on the discipline which, to varying degrees, is common to…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1983
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/28/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 302
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
Transcription conventions
Introduction: linguistic forms and functions
The role of context in interpretation
Topic and the representation of discourse content
'Staging' and the representation of discourse structure
Information structure
The nature of reference in text and in discourse
Coherence in the interpretation of discourse
References
Subject index
Author index