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Revitalizing Endangered Languages

Edited by Justyna Olko & Julia Sallabank

Revitalizing Endangered Languages "This guidebook provides ideas and strategies, as well as some background, to help with the effective revitalization of endangered languages. It covers a broad scope of themes including effective planning, benefits, wellbeing, economic aspects, attitudes and ideologies."



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Dissertation Information


Title: The Discourse Function of Academic Texts with Reference to Wittgenstein's 'To Follow a Rule' Add Dissertation
Author: James Bones Update Dissertation
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Homepage: http://www.artworkjb.com
Institution: University of Nottingham, School of English Studies
Completed in: 1992
Linguistic Subfield(s): Discourse Analysis;
Director(s): Ronald Carter
Michael McCarthy
David Brazil

Abstract: Using ideas from Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations on 'following
a rule', three types of examples were analysed from technical, legal and
linguistic data. Sentence groups were selected on the basis of having one
sentence with 'for example' in initial position. Analysis focussed on the
different lexical and grammatical forms evident in each group of example
sequences, usually in a three sentence unit comprising
Generalisation/Particularisation/Evaluation. Example forms were shown to be
related to and dependent on the particular discourse practices of each
example field, as well as the non-linguistic practises of the fields.