LINGUIST List 11.1468

Tue Jul 4 2000

Books: Text Linguistics

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  1. Gillian Caglayan, Text Ling: Linguistics of Text and Conversation, K. Brinker (Eds.)

Message 1: Text Ling: Linguistics of Text and Conversation, K. Brinker (Eds.)

Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2000 11:39:31 +0200
From: Gillian Caglayan <>
Subject: Text Ling: Linguistics of Text and Conversation, K. Brinker (Eds.)

New Publication from Mouton de Gruyter!!!

>From the series
Handb�cher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft / Handbooks of
Linguistics and Communication Science / Manuels de linguistique et des
sciences de communication
Edited by Armin Burkhardt, Hugo Steger and Herbert Ernst Wiegand

Text- und Gespr�chslinguistik / Linguistics of Text and Conversation

Ein internationales Handbuch zeitgen�ssischer Forschung / An
International Handbook of Contemporary Research

Edited by Klaus Brinker, Gerd Antos, Wolfgang Heinemann and Sven F.

Volume 1.
2000. 27 x 19 cm. XXVIII, 884 pages; 103 figs.
Cloth. DM 698,-/EUR 356,88/�S 4910,-/sFr 560,-/US$ 349.00
ISBN 3-11-013559-0

(Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science 16.1)

The Handbook, written predominantly in German, assumes the bilateral
division of linguistic academic communication matter in both text and
conversation and differentiates between the linguistics of texts (first
volume) and the linguistics of conversation (second volume). Both
volumes of the Handbook are set out so as to clearly present their
subject matter, whereby the numerous differences and contrasts between
the written monologue (textual communication) and the oral dialogue
(conversational communication) are clearly represented and the reader is
relieved of the tedious task of orientation.

The main goals of the handbook are to represent recent international
research as well as the historical development of re-search on this
complex subject, to explain the basis of both textual and conversational
methods of analysis, to analyze the crucial aspects of the constitution
and typology of texts and conversations, as well as to present the
dialogue between textual and conversational linguistics with other
disciplines and specific areas of practice.


The fundamental division of the handbooks represents this division of
content. Chapters I and II, and Chapters XII and XIII respectively are
dedicated to the history and the current state of research. Chapter III,
as well as Chapters XIV to XVI, contain a systematic representation of
the constitutive analysis, equally relevant to both areas of research.
In the center of the handbook are, on the one hand, Chapters IV to VII,
and Chapters XVIII to XX respectively, which deal with the various
aspects of textual and conversational constitution, on the other hand
are Chapters VIII and IX and Chapters XXI to XXIII respectively, whose
subject matter is dedicated to the typology of texts and conversation.
The Chapters X and XI, and the Chapters XXIV and XXV respectively add to
the handbook a well-rounded conclusion in which the disciplinary area is
discussed in more detail: In Chapters X and XXIV, the textual and
conversational linguistics are represented in the inter-disciplinary
framework of important relevant science. The last Chapters (XI and XXV)
relate to areas of application of both textual and conversational
linguistics, therefore dealing with the application of research results
of both disciplines in particular areas of practice.

The handbook is not only aimed at language specialists, but rather at
all who, in their academic or practical function, are involved with the
difficulties of textual and conversational linguistic constitution, e.g.
scholars of literature, philosophers, theologians, historians,
psychologists, sociologists, pedagogues, lecturers, translators, etc.

For more information please contact the publisher:
Mouton de Gruyter
Genthiner Str. 13
10785 Berlin, Germany
Fax: +49 30 26005 222

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