Text and Discourse Connectedness

Text and Discourse Connectedness

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The 35 papers in this volume provide a comprehensive picture of crucial aspects of connectedness. The papers are divided into three main groups: the papers in the first group deal with particular questions of the text-constituting role of anaphora, deixis, coreference, modality, conjunctions and particles, theme, topic, ellipsis, etc., the second group of papers discusses the connectedness in texts/discourses of different types (narrative texts, stories, horoscopes, anecdotes, poems, comics, etc.), and, finally, the papers in the third group discuss general theoretical/methodological questions concerning connectedness.3) They talk about something we could call aquot;linguistic unitsaquot;, such as sentence, metaphor, narration, description, argument, etc. It is, again, irrelevant to give a strict definition a sentence, a metaphor, a description, etc. ... present in this paper. ... My clearcut distinction in this paragraph owes allegiance to a didactic rather than to theoretical pur pose. ... of meaningaquot; are inhabited by bodies of related knowledge about specific aspects of discourse, which we will call aquot;discursive framesaquot;. 3.

Title:Text and Discourse Connectedness
Author:Maria-Elisabeth Conte, János S. Petöfi, Emel Sözer
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 1989-01-01


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