This book is a study of techniques used to introduce, continue and change the discourse topic in expository writing. Discourse topic is examined by focusing on the sequential techniques and strategies in a step-by-step process. To describe the process a model of sequentiality is proposed. The aims of the book are to advance current thinking in discourse analysis and to provide a practical exemplar of expository discourse.For instance, in editorials like E7 the signaling of topic continuity is coordinated with what de Bolivar ( 1 986) would ... For instance, in texts that in Martina#39;s (1985) terms could be characterized as argumentative essays, the topic structure isanbsp;...
|Title||:||Modeling Discourse Topic|
|Publisher||:||Greenwood Publishing Group - 1997|