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Sun Oct 18 2009

Books: Discourse Analysis/Discipline of Ling: Renkema

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, The Texture of Discourse: Renkema

Message 1: The Texture of Discourse: Renkema
Date: 15-Oct-2009
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: The Texture of Discourse: Renkema
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Title: The Texture of Discourse
Subtitle: Towards an outline of connectivity theory
Published: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=Z%20151

Author: Jan Renkema
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027289087 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 90.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027289087 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027232663 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 90.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027232663 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 135.00

The aim of this new monograph is to give impetus to research into one of
the central questions in discourse studies: what makes a sequence of
sentences or utterances a discourse?

The theoretical framework for describing the possibilities of discourse
continuation is delineated by two principles: the discursive and the
dialogic principle. The 'chord' of discourse is unfolded in a tripartite
'wire': Conjunction, Adjunction and Interjunction, each containing three
aspects, leading to a Connectivity Model. This new three-by-three taxonomy
of discourse relations incorporates findings from several theories and
approaches that have evolved over the last three decades, including
Systemic Functional Linguistics and Rhetorical Structure Theory. In
comparing this model to other models, this book presents a state-of-the-art
of discourse relation analysis combined with detailed accounts of many
examples. This monograph furthermore proposes a new way of presenting
discourse structures-- in 'connectivity graphs'-- followed by eleven
commandments for the segmentation and labeling of discourse, and three
procedures for disambiguation if more labels are applicable. This study can
provide a base for corpus linguistic analysis on discourse structures,
computational approaches to discourse generation and cognitive experimental
research of discourse competence.

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics
                            Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng )

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