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Wed 22 Mar 1995

Sum: References on formal models of discourse

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  1. Catherine WALTHER, SUM: ref. on formal models of discourse

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Date: Tue, 21 Mar 1995 15:54:58 SUM: ref. on formal models of discourse
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A couple of weeks ago I posted a message for one of my students who was
looking for references re. formal models of discourse to use as the basis
for an automatic analyzer for political discourse. We received a
comprehensive bibliography from
 Ann Lindvall (
and various useful indications from
 Arild Hestvik (
 Alice S. Horning (
 Massimo Poesio (
 Livia Polanyi (liviaCsli.Stanford.EDU)
 David Traum ( in Rochester)

Massimo Poesio also mentioned he's involved in ``a project called `FRACAS' one
of whose goals is to assess the state of the art in `computational semantics',
which these days involves a lot of work on discourse; the deliverables of the
project are freely available and can be read through the world wide web at [...]''.

Compiled bibliography and pointers follow.
Thanks to everybody.
Catherine Walther

Allwood, J. 1980. Power and communication. In: ALVAR. Dept. of English.
Stockholm University, Sweden

Alshawi, H. (ed.) 1992. The Core language engine. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Asher, N. 1993. Reference to abstract objects in discourse. Kluwer, Dordrecht

Austin, J. L. 1962. How to Do Things with Words. Oxford University Press, London

Button, G. 1987. Answers as interactional products: Two sequential practices
used in interview. Social Psychology Quarterly 2: 160-171

Coulthard, M. 1977, 1985. An Introduction to Discourse Analysis. Longman, London
och New York

Erickson, B., Lind, E.A., Johnson B.C. & O`Barr, W.M. 1978. Speech style and
impression formation in a court setting: The effects of `Powerful` and
`Powerless` speech. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 14:266-279

Goffman, E. 1976. Replies and responses. Language in Society 5:257-313.
Also in: Goffman, E. 1981. Forms of talk. Basil Blackwell, Oxford

Goody, E. (ed.) 1978. Questions and politeness: strategies in social
interaction. Cambridge University Press

Greenbaum, S., Leech, G. and Svartvik, J. (ed.). Studies in English Linguistics
for Randolph Quirk. Longman, London

Grice, H.P. 1975. Logic and Conversation. In: Cole, P. och Morgan, J. (ed).
Speech acts. Syntax and Semantics, vol. 3, Academic Press, New York

Gumperz, J. 1982. Discourse strategies. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Halliday, M.A.K. 1985. An Introduction to Functional Grammar. E. Arnold, London

Halliday M.A.K. & R. Hasan. 1976. Cohesion in English. Longman, London.

Heritage, J. and Greatbach, D. 1989. On the institutional character of
institutional talk: The core of news interviews. SIC. 28: 47-98. Dept. of
Communication, Link|ping University, Sweden

Hudson, R. 1980. Sociolinguistics. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Kamp, H. & U. Reyle. 1993. From discourse to logic : Introduction to
modeltheoretic semantics of natural language, formal logic and discourse
representation theory. Kluwer, Dordrecht

Labov, W. 1982. Sociolinguistic Patterns. University of Pennsylvania Press,

Leech, G.N. 1983. Principles of Pragmatics. Longman, London

Linell, P. Gustavsson, L. and Juvonen, P. 1988. Interactional dominance in
dyadic communication. Linguistics 26: 415-442

Markova, I. & Foppa, K. (ed.) 1990. Dynamics of Dialogue. Harvester Press,

O'Barr, W.M. 1982. Linguistic evidence: Language, power and strategy in the
courtroom. Academic press, New York

Sacks, H., Schegloff, E.A. & Jefferson, G. 1974. A simplest systematics for the
organization of turn-taking in conversation. Language 50.4: 696-735

Schegloff, E.A. % Sacks, H. 1973. Opening up closings. Semiotica 8.4: 289-327.
Also in: Turner, R. (ed.) 1974. Ethnomethodology: Selected Readings. Penguin,

Searle, J. 1969. Speech acts: An essay in the philology of language. Cambridge
University Press, Cambridge

Searle, J. et al. 1992. (On) Searle on Conversation. Papers compiled and
introduced by H. Parret and J. Verschueren. John Benjamins, Amsterdam

Sinclair, J. McH. & Coulthard, M. 1975. Towards an analysis of discourse: The
English used by teachers and pupils. Oxford University Press, London

Tardy, C.H. 1988. A handbook for the study of human communication: Methods and
instruments for observing, measuring ans assessing communication processes.
Ablex Publishing Corporation. Norwood, N.J.

Todorov, T. 1984. Mikhail Bakhtin: The Dialogical Principle. Seminar Press, New

von Stechow, A. (ed.) Handbook of Semantics. De Gruyter.

Wrong, D. 1968. Some problems in defining social power. The American Journal of
Sociology 73: 673-681

Further pointers went to Heim, Lascarides, E. Prince, Ward, Birner, Vallduvi,
Walker, Reichman, Hobb, Mann & Thompson, Grosz & Sidner, Scha & Polanyi, Werth,
Grimes, Longacre.
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