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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…
Copyright year: 1983
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/28/1983
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|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|
|The nature of reference in text and in discourse|
|Coherence in the interpretation of discourse|