Constraints in Discourse 3

Representing and inferring discourse structure

| Centre for General Linguistics, Berlin
| University of Potsdam
| Free researcher
ISBN 9789027256287 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027273383 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
The analysis of discourse is probably one of the most complex problems of linguistics. It can be approached from many different directions, involving a large variety of different methods. This volume unites psycholinguistic studies, investigations of logical and computational models of discourse, corpus studies, and linguistic case studies of language-specific devices. This variety of approaches reflects the complexity of discourse production and understanding, and it also reflects the necessity of understanding the complex interplay of diverse parameters which influence these processes. The growing importance of corpus-based and experimental approaches to discourse analysis is duly reflected in this volume. Most of the chapters make use of them in one or the other form. This collection of articles grew out of the third installment of the Constraints in Discourse conferences, and will be of interest to researchers from linguistics, artificial intelligence, and cognitive science.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 223]  2012.  vii, 229 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Anton Benz and Manfred Stede
Processing narrative texts: Melting frozen time?
Berry Claus
Through narrative planning towards the preverbal message: A DRT-based approach
Katja Jasinskaja and Antje Rossdeutscher
Bridges between events: Frame semantics and indirect anaphora
Matthias Irmer
The semantics of French continuative rises in SDRT
Jacques Jayez and Mathilde Dargnat
Coherence structure and lexical cohesion in expository and persuasive texts
Ildikó Berzlanovich, Markus Egg and Gisela Redeker
Complex connectives in German: Complications for local coherence analysis
Manfred Stede and Kristin Irsig
Differential properties of three discourse connectives in Turkish: A corpus-based analysis of Fakat, Yoksa, Ayrıca
Deniz Zeyrek, Ümit Deniz Turan, Isin Demirsahin and Ruket Çakici
Appositive relative clauses and their competing allostructures in English: An information-packaging approach
Rudy Loock
“This book is an extremely interesting and insightful contribution to the study of human communication on the Web. The research is exemplary and the results rewarding. It includes a comprehensive review of existing literature and useful suggestions for further research. Boasting an extensive bibliography, this work will clearly be an extremely valuable resource for those interested in computer-mediated discourse analysis, language on the Internet, and pragmatics in general. I recommend this book highly to all serious scholars as a fine example of pragmatic research.”
“This is an impressive volume. The papers will be very beneficial to scholars doing either discourse analysis or pragmatics.”
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2012025392 | Marc record