Static and Dynamic Discourse Structure; an Analysis within the Framework of Communication Linguistics
The purpose of the paper is to demonstrate the influence of situational factors on codal selections. Also suggested is a model for the analysis of spoken and written discourse. The paper begins with a brief description of the framework for the analysis of a university lecture. It then illustrates two different ways of describing the structure of discourse. Situational and codal features of the static structure are discussed first; these are followed by a phasal analysis of the dynamic structure. The paper concludes with a brief look at some pedagogical implications of the approach to discourse analysis.