Coherence and Grounding in Discourse

Coherence and Grounding in Discourse

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This volume seeks to expand our understanding of the relation holding between discourse relations, cognitive units, and linguistic coding. The twenty contributions in this collection explore one or more of the following themes: How point of view, or the salience of information in discourse, affects the organizational coherence of text and discourse; the concept of cognitive and linguistic event and how events are reflected in text and discourse organization; the nature of linguistic coding of events and other kinds of significant information; and the cognitive bases or cognitive correlates of the linguistic organization of discourse.In English, we encounter procedurals in how-to manuals of all types (cookbooks, car-repair manuals, etc.), as well as each time we ... The data here consist of 10 oral and 1 written text collected from five different speakers. They explain how to anbsp;...

Title:Coherence and Grounding in Discourse
Author: Russell S. Tomlin
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 1987-01-01

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