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Academic Paper

Title: Γλωσσικές επιλογές κατά την παραγωγή κειμένων: Ευρήματα από το πιλοτικό στάδιο μιας έρευνας
Author: Marianna N. Christou
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Institution: University of Athens
Linguistic Field: Discourse Analysis
Subject Language: Greek, Modern
Abstract: This article reports on the results of a pilot study conducted for the purposes of my Ph.D. thesis. More specifically, it sets out to explore the linguistic choices that native speakers of Modern Greek make in the process of writing texts. What emerges from the results is that speakers tend to use convincing arguments for the justification of a linguistic choice, when they are explicitly requested to undertake this task. Evidence at all linguistic and textual levels reveals that the subjects of this research suspect – more or less – why writers employ similar or dissimilar words, (syntactic and semantic) functions and (formal) structures. What remains to be achieved, though, is to consistently render these suspicions conscious, so that speakers of the language realise the reason of selecting among linguistic resources available to them as well as the purpose of making apposite linguistic choices.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: In Progress
Publication Info: Ανακοίνωση που πρόκειται να δημοσιευθεί στα Πρακτικά τής 3ης Συνάντησης Εργασίας Μεταπτυχιακών Φοιτητών τού Τμήματος Φιλολογίας τού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών. (Αθήνα, 09-10 Απριλίου 2005)
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