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Wed Jun 30 2004

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  1. claudia.sassen, Linguistic Dimensions of Crisis Talk...

Message 1: Linguistic Dimensions of Crisis Talk...

Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 14:34:43 -0400 (EDT)
From: claudia.sassen <>
Subject: Linguistic Dimensions of Crisis Talk...

Institution: University of Bielefeld
Program: Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies
Dissertation Status: Completed
Degree Date: 2002

Author: Claudia Sassen 

Dissertation Title: Linguistic Dimensions of Crisis Talk: Formalising
Structures in a Controlled Language.

Dissertation URL:

Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics, Computational Linguistics,
Discourse Analysis, General Linguistics, Linguistic Theories,
Pragmatics, Semantics, Text/Corpus Linguistics

Dissertation Director 1: Dafydd Gibbon
Dissertation Director 2: John Brian Walmsley

Dissertation Abstract:

A subset of natural language discourse, viz. aviation communication,
is subjected to a theoretically and empirically grounded
analysis. Particular sections of the discourse show a deviation from
the strict regulations which have been installed for this type of
communication. Those parts that conform with the regulations belong to
a controlled language. By contrast, the parts breaking the rules
violate the grammar of the controlled language. This analysis attempts
to formalise the patterns which emerge whenever the regulations are
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