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Title: Textsorten, Handlungsmuster, Oberflächen [Text Sorts and Linguistic Action Patterns]
Subtitle: Linguistische Typologien der Kommunikation
Edited By: Stephan Hascheid
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110189025-1
Series Title: De Gruyter Lexikon
Description:

This handbook presents the central concepts, theories and methods of text
linguistics and describes the different sorts of text, primarily from a functional
perspective. The description is not restricted to the communication typologies of
exemplars of fields of activity - incl. medicine, politics, law, and the mass
media, but also presents selected areas of application, such as creative writing,
foreign language learning and intercultural communication. The handbook is a
standard work for text linguistics and provides students and linguists with a
comprehensive overview of the present state of research.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110189025
Pages: 690
Prices: Europe EURO 149.95

 
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110229301
Pages: 690
Prices: Europe EURO 149.95