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Fri May 23 2003

Books: Discourse/Pragmatics: Ensink, Sauer (eds)

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  1. paul, Framing and Perspectivising in Discourse: Ensink, Sauer (eds)

Message 1: Framing and Perspectivising in Discourse: Ensink, Sauer (eds)

Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 11:25:39 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: Framing and Perspectivising in Discourse: Ensink, Sauer (eds)

Title: Framing and Perspectivising in Discourse
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 111
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Editor: Titus Ensink, University of Groningen 
Editor: Christoph Sauer, University of Groningen 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588113655, Pages: viii, 227 pp., Price: USD 85.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027253536, Pages: viii, 227 pp., Price: EUR 85.00

In discourse, verbal messages are framed: speakers offer cues on the
basis of which hearers are able to anchor the verbal message to the
context. Furthermore, speakers cannot contribute to the discourse
without at the same time showing their view on the subject matter of
the discourse: the content of a discourse is necessarily 'displayed'
from a certain perspective. Both the framing and perspectivising of
verbal messages are not static, but subject to possible changes during
the development of the discourse. Both concepts function at the
intersection of a psychological-cognitive and a social-functional
approach to discourse. In this volume, eight contributions are brought
together which offer theoretical tools for describing and explaining
framing and perspectivising devices in the production and
comprehension of discourse, and apply them to the analysis of several
types of discourse such as political satire, letters-to-the-editor,
everyday narrations and newspaper reports.

Table of contents

List of contributors vii 
Social-functional and cognitive approaches to discourse
interpretation: The role of frame and perspective
 Titus Ensink and Christoph Sauer 1-21 
A multimodal perspective on composition 
 Theo van Leeuwen 23-61 
Transformational frames: Interpretative consequences of frame shifts
and frame embeddings
 Titus Ensink 63-90 
Reporting annual results: A single-case analysis 
 Geert Jacobs 91-108 
Footing, framing and the format sketch: Strategies in political satire
 Janet Cowper 109-145 
Polyphonic constructions in everyday speech 
 Ursula Bredel 147-170 
Ajax is the agent: Subject versus passive agent as an indicator of the
journalist's perspective in soccer reports
 Louise Cornelis 171-189 
Perspective in medical correspondence: English and German
 Ines-A. Busch-Lauer 191-214 
Name index 215-218 
Subject index 219-222

Lingfield(s): Discourse Analysis
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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