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Discourse on the Move. Using Corpus Analysis to Describe Discourse Structure. [PDF]

by Douglas Biber
"Discourse on the Move" is the first book-length exploration of how corpus-based methods can be used for discourse analysis, applied to the description of discourse organization. The primary goal is to bring these two analytical perspectives together: undertaking a detailed discourse analysis of each individual text, but doing so in terms that can be generalized across all texts of a corpus. The book explores two major approaches to this task: top-down and bottom-up . In the top-down approach, the functional components of a genre are determined first, and then all texts in a corpus are analyzed in terms of those components. In contrast, textual components emerge from the corpus analysis in the bottom-up approach, and the discourse organization of individual texts is then analyzed in terms of linguistically-defined textual categories. Both approaches are illustrated through case studies of discourse structure in particular genres: fund-raising letters, biology/biochemistry research articles, and university classroom teaching.
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eBook formatebook, (torrent)En
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Co
File size0.8 Mb
Release date 01.01.2010
Pages count289
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1. Persia Emily | 18.01.2017 17:33

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Thank you! Great book!

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