Interdisciplinary Studies

ORCID logoMax M. Louwerse | University of Memphis
Willie van Peer | University of Munich
ISBN 9789027238887 (Eur) | EUR 135.00
ISBN 9781588111074 (USA) | USD 203.00
ISBN 9789027238894 (Eur) | EUR 58.00
ISBN 9781588112828 (USA) | USD 87.00
ISBN 9789027297785 | EUR 135.00/58.00*
| USD 203.00/87.00*
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Themes play a central role in our everyday communication: we have to know what a text is about in order to understand it. Intended meaning cannot be understood without some knowledge of the underlying theme. This book helps to define the concept of ‘themes’ in texts and how they are structured in language use.
Much of the literature on Thematics is scattered over different disciplines (literature, psychology, linguistics, cognitive science), which this detailed collection pulls together in one coherent overview. The result is a new landmark for the study and understanding of themes in their everyday manifestation.
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“"Thematics: Interdisciplinary Studies", edited by Max Louwerse and Willie van Peer, is obviously an essential book for academics from various disciplines concerned by thematics. The book is well balanced between theoretical and practical aspects. It also demonstrates clearly the importance of an interdisciplinary point of view to the study and analysis of thematics. Furthermore, it presents a good overview of the 'classical' perspective to the problem of thematics. It allows the reader to understand the importance and the complexity of the subject. Researchers concerned by the computational approach to thematic analysis will find in the section "Computational Approaches" very interesting methods of analysis endorsed by relevant experiments.”
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Cited by 9 other publications

Baym, Geoffrey
2019. ‘Think of Him as The President’: Tabloid Trump and the Political Imaginary, 1980–1999. Journal of Communication 69:4  pp. 396 ff. DOI logo
Louwerse, Max & Don Kuiken
2004. The Effects of Personal Involvement in Narrative Discourse. Discourse Processes 38:2  pp. 169 ff. DOI logo
Renkema, Jan & Christoph Schubert
Scarinzi, Alfonsina
2007. Das literarische Thema in der Wissensstruktur des Lesers: Wege und Umwege zu einer kognitiven Rezeptionstheorie des literarischen Themas. Orbis Litterarum 62:6  pp. 441 ff. DOI logo
Scarinzi, Alfonsina
2014. Thematics, oder Warum ein Thema der Literatur überlieferungsfähig und kulturübergreifend wird. Orbis Litterarum 69:1  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Scarinzi, Alfonsina
2016. Going Cognitive in der Themenforschung. Orbis Litterarum 71:3  pp. 189 ff. DOI logo
van Peer, Willie & Aikaterini Nousi
2007. What Reading Does to Readers: Stereotypes, Foregrounding and Language Learning. In Literature and Stylistics for Language Learners,  pp. 181 ff. DOI logo
Zarhy-Levo, Yael
2020. On Playwright Canonization. Poetics Today 41:4  pp. 619 ff. DOI logo

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Main BIC Subject

CF: Linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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