The Development of Textlinguistics in the Writings of Robert Longacre

Statement of Responsibility:
Longacre, Robert E.; Shin Ja J. Hwang, editor
Series Issue:
4
Date:
2010
Date Created:
1979
Publisher:
SIL International
Publisher Place:
Dallas, Texas, United States
Part Of Series:
SIL International Publications in Translation and Textlinguistics 4
Extent:
xx, 423 pages
Description:
This book brings together Robert Longacre's articles on textlinguistics and discourse analysis scattered through many journals and books which are not readily accessible to the student of discourse analysis. To fill this need, Longacre himself carefully selected fifteen papers on his theory and its application published during the twenty-five years between 1979 and 2004.
Publication Status:
Published
Table of Contents:

Acknowledgements

Introduction

1 Why we need a vertical revolution in linguistics

2 A spectrum and profile approach to discourse analysis

3 Two hypotheses regarding text generation and analysis

4 Some interlocking concerns which govern participant reference in narrative

5 The dynamics of reported dialogue in narrative

6 The paragraph as a grammatical unit

7 The discourse structure of the flood narrative

8 Building for the worship of God

9 Genesis as soap opera: Some observations about storytelling in the Hebrew Bible

10 Exhortation and mitigation in First John

11 A top-down, template-driven narrative analysis, illustrated by application to Mark’s gospel

12 Mark 5.1-43: Generating the complexity of a narrative from its most basic elements

13 The discourse strategy of an appeals letter

14 Holistic Textlinguistics

15 Some hermeneutic observations on textlinguistics and text theory in the humanities

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Subject:
Textlinguistics
Discourse analysis
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Entry Number:
42107