Analyzing Discourse: A Manual of Basic Concepts

Statement of Responsibility:
Dooley, Robert A. and Stephen H. Levinsohn
Date:
2001
Publisher:
SIL International
Publisher Place:
Dallas
Extent:
viii, 165 pages
Publication Status:
Published
Table of Contents:

Preface

1-4 Types of Text

  1. Means of Production: Number of Speakers
  2. Type of content: Text Genres
  3. Manner of Production: Style and Register
  4. Medium of Production: Oral Versus Written

5-15 Common Characteristics in Discourses

  1. Coherence
  2. Cohesion
  3. Thematic Groupings and Thematic Discontinuities
  4. Text Charting
  5. Mental Representations Revisited
  6. Activation Status, Definiteness, and Referential Status
  7. Discourse-Pragmatic Structuring of Sentences
  8. Foreground and Background Information
  9. Signaling Relations Between Propositions
  10. The Reporting of Conversation
  11. Conventionalized Aspects of Text Organization

16-18 Participant Reference

  1. Basic Notions of Reference
  2. Strategies of Reference
  3. A Methodology for Analyzing Reference Patterns

Appendices

Appendix A: "Winds of Terror"
Appendix B: "The Train Ride"
Appendix C: Extract from "The Healer and His Wife"

References
Index

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Subject:
Discourse analysis
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Entry Number:
3547