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LINGUIST List 19.1612

Tue May 20 2008

Books: Pragmatics/Discourse Analysis/Ling Theories: Benz, Kühnlein (Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Constraints in Discourse: Benz, Kühnlein (Eds)


Message 1: Constraints in Discourse: Benz, Kühnlein (Eds)
Date: 18-May-2008
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Constraints in Discourse: Benz, Kühnlein (Eds)
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Title: Constraints in Discourse
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 172
Published: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=P%26bns%20172

Editor: Anton Benz
Editor: Peter Kühnlein
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027254160 Pages: 292 Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027254160 Pages: 292 Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Abstract:

It is a commonplace to say that the meaning of text is more than the
conjunction of the meaning of its constituents. But what are the rules
governing its interpretation, and what are the constraints that define
well-formed discourse? Answers to these questions can be given from various
perspectives. In this edited volume, leading scientists in the field
investigate these questions from structural, cognitive, and computational
perspectives. The last decades have seen the development of numerous formal
frameworks in which the structure of discourse can be analysed, the most
important of them being the Linguistic Discourse Model, Rhetorical
Structure Theory and Segmented Discourse Representation Theory. This volume
contains an introduction to these frameworks and the fundamental topics in
research about discourse constraints. Thus it should be accessible to
specialists in the field as well as advanced graduate students and
researchers from neighbouring areas. The volume is of interest to discourse
linguists, psycholinguists, cognitive scientists, and computational linguists.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Pragmatics

Written In: English (eng )

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