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.