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LINGUIST List 18.2370

Wed Aug 08 2007

Qs: Discourse Surface, Text Structure, Coherence

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        1.    Birgitta Bexten, Discourse Surface, Text Structure, Coherence

Message 1: Discourse Surface, Text Structure, Coherence
Date: 06-Aug-2007
From: Birgitta Bexten <b.bextenlet.leidenuniv.nl>
Subject: Discourse Surface, Text Structure, Coherence
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I am working on the effect, surface characteristics of discourse, like bold
or underlined typesetting, have on the text's coherence. Is, e.g. a bold
expression more likely to be referred to in the next utterance? And is it
therefore comparable with stressed expressions in spoken language?

My question is whether anyone on the List knows linguistic research that
deals with this problem. Many thanks!

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

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