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LINGUIST List 19.3797

Thu Dec 11 2008

Diss: Disc Analysis: Bones: 'The Discourse Function of Academic ...'

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Message 1: The Discourse Function of Academic Texts with Reference to Wittgenstein's 'To Follow a Rule'
Date: 11-Dec-2008
From: James Bones <jpbonestiscali.co.uk>
Subject: The Discourse Function of Academic Texts with Reference to Wittgenstein's 'To Follow a Rule'
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Institution: University of Nottingham
Program: School of English Studies
Dissertation Status: Completed
Degree Date: 1992

Author: James Patrick Bones

Dissertation Title: The Discourse Function of Academic Texts with Reference to Wittgenstein's 'To Follow a Rule'

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Dissertation Director:
Michael McCarthy
David Brazil
Ronald Carter

Dissertation Abstract:

Using ideas from Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations on 'following
a rule', three types of examples were analysed from technical, legal and
linguistic data. Sentence groups were selected on the basis of having one
sentence with 'for example' in initial position. Analysis focussed on the
different lexical and grammatical forms evident in each group of example
sequences, usually in a three sentence unit comprising
Generalisation/Particularisation/Evaluation. Example forms were shown to be
related to and dependent on the particular discourse practices of each
example field, as well as the non-linguistic practises of the fields.



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