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Title: DISCOURS. Revue de linguistique, psycholinguistique et informatique.
Publisher: Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris 4)
URL: http://discours.revues.org/
Description: DISCOURS is an international, interdisciplinary e-journal, publishing twice yearly non-thematic issues and occasional special issues. The journal focuses on the following topics: discourse structure, cohesion, co-reference, linearization, indexation, information structure, word order, segmentation markers, integration markers, discourse relations and the cognitive processes involved in discourse comprehension and production. It is intended as a forum for exchanging and comparing data, analyses and opinions for all linguists, psycholinguists and computer linguists working in these areas within the following approaches: Descriptive approaches: Diachronic, synchronic, monolingual, multilingual, typological Corpus linguistics: Specialised texts, literary texts, written /oral corpora NLP: Document navigation, semantic extraction, information retrieval Experimental approaches: production –comprehension, acquisition (normal and pathological populations). Eds: A. Jackiewicz, L. Sarda
ISSN: 1963-1723
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Psycholinguistics
Semantics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Language Specialty: English