Constraints in Discourse 3

Representing and inferring discourse structure

Anton Benz | Centre for General Linguistics, Berlin
Manfred Stede | University of Potsdam
Peter Kühnlein | Free researcher
ISBN 9789027256287 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027273383 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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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
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“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.”

Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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