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Title: Linguistic Dimensions of Crisis Talk
Subtitle: Formalising structures in a controlled language
Written By: Claudia Sassen
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=P%26bns%20136
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 136
Description:

This book offers an HPSG-based discourse grammar for a controlled language
(Air Traffic Control) that allows the identification of well-formed
discourse patterns. A formalisation of discourse theoretical structures
that occur especially in crisis situations that involve potential aviation
disasters is introduced. Of particular importance in this context are
discourse sequences that help secure uptake among the crew and between crew
and tower in order to coordinate actions that might result in avoiding a
potential disaster. In order to describe the relevant phenomena, an
extended HPSG formalism is used. The extension concerns the capability of
modelling speech acts as proposed by Searle & Vanderveken (1985). The
grammar is modelled by employing XML as a denotational semantics and is
applied to the corpus data. This work thus lays the foundation for the
automatic recognition of discourse structures in aviation communication.

Table of contents

1. Towards an analysis of crisis talk 6–29
2. Discourse-related approaches 31–51
3. Linguistic and corpus methodology 53–86
4. Analysis of general dialogue properties 87–133
5. Analysis of particular dialogue properties 135–176
Appendices 177–211
References 213–222
Index 223–230

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Linguistic Theories
Pragmatics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 902725379X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: ix, 230
Prices: Europe EURO 110.00
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588116425
ISBN-13: 9781588116420
Pages: ix, 230
Prices: U.S. $ 149