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Title: L'unité Texte
Edited By: Sylvie Porhiel
Dominique Klingler

Publication des Actes du colloque 'Regards croisés sur l'unité texte',
Université de Chypre, Chypre les 18, 19 et 20 mars 2004 (articles en
français et en anglais)

Comme en atteste la littérature, le texte est à présent reconnu comme une
unité fonctionnelle première : on ne communique pas avec des phrases mais
avec des textes. Unité de prédilection des syntacticiens, la phrase obéit à
des contraintes rectionnelles et positionnelles en nombre fini. Sorti des
limites de ce système, on entre dans le texte qui obéit à des principes
organisationnels d’une autre nature.

De ce point de vue, le texte est un objet empirique et complexe. Pour
le décrire, les chercheurs (linguistes, informaticiens, psycholinguistes)
recourent à des cadres et à des moyens théoriques divers, ce que reflète
cet ouvrage. Partant du texte, conçu comme un objet théorique analysable,
il présente un ensemble d’articles envisageant le texte sous différents
angles : celui des marques linguistiques codant sa cohérence et plus
généralement, celui des processus mis en œuvre lors de sa production, de sa
compréhension et de son interprétation.

Auteurs/Authors : A. Beaulieu-Masson ; G. Crispino ; L. Degand, Y. Bestgen
; G. Denhière, B. Lemaire, C. Bellissens, S. Jhean-Larose ; P. Gander ; L.
Ho-Dac, M.P. Jacques, J. Rebeyrolle ; L. Kulikov, I. Manevskaia ; D.
Legallois ; L. Lundquist ; C. Martinot ; J.L. Minel ; C. Schnedecker ; E.
Suomela-Salmi ;S. Tsiplakou. [Résumés/Summaries:]

Publishing of the proceedings of the conference 'Conjoint Perspectives on
text', University of Cyprus, Cyprus, 18th-20th March 2004. (Papers in
French and in English)

As the literature shows, a text is now recognized as a leading
functional unit: communication is achieved with texts and not sentences.
The sentence is the favoured unit of syntacticians and is ruled by a set of
constraints regarding government and position. Outside the limits of this
system, it is the text and it obeys organisational principles of a
different kind.

From this viewpoint, the text is an empirical and complex object.
To describe it, researchers (linguists, computer scientists,
psycholinguists) use different frameworks and theoretical means, which are
documented in the book. The text is conceived as a theoretical object that
can be analysed and the book includes papers analysing the text from
different points of view: that of the linguistic markers encoding its
coherence and more generally that of the processes used during its
production, for its comprehension and its interpretation.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Association Perspectives
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Danish
Greek, Modern
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 2952330700
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 324