The Pragmatics of Discourse Coherence

Theories and applications

| University of Vienna
| University of Groningen
ISBN 9789027256591 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027269232 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Over the past four decades, discourse coherence has been studied from linguistic, psycholinguistic, computational, and applied perspectives. This volume identifies current issues and under-researched topics in the pragmatics of discourse coherence. Nine studies from various disciplines address the realization and signalling of coherence relations in various genres and languages, their acquisition and use by first- and second-language learners and university students, the relationship between coherence relations and genre-specific discourse structure, and extensions of the coherence paradigm to multimodal discourse and visual art. This collection will be of interest to researchers from linguistics, applied linguistics, psychology, communication, and multimodal semiotics.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 254]  2014.  vii, 295 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: The pragmatics of discourse coherence
Gisela Redeker and Helmut Gruber
Coherence and genre
Explicit and implicit coherence relations in Dutch texts
Nynke van der Vliet and Gisela Redeker
Contrastive relations, evaluation, and generic structure in science news
Jaromír Haupt
The signalling of coherence relations
The coding of discourse relations in English and German argumentative discourse
Augustin Speyer and Anita Fetzer
Resolving connective ambiguity: a prerequisite for discourse parsing
Manfred Stede
Coherence in multimodal discourse
Multimodal coherence research and its applications
John A. Bateman
Coherence in multimodal arts installations
Birgit Huemer
Developmental and educational perspectives
“Why? Because I’m talking to you!” Parental input and cognitive complexity as determinants of children’s connective acquisition
Rosie van Veen, Jacqueline Evers-Vermeul, Ted J.M. Sanders and Huub van den Bergh
(Non-)signalling of coherence structures in English learner writing
Barbara Schiftner
Signalling coherence in Austrian students‘ seminar papers: macro- and micro-structural cues
Helmut Gruber
“This well-organized volume has both theoretical significance and application value. It presents a multifaceted picture of the pragmatics of discourse coherence through the nine chapters from various disciplines, which address coherence relations, discourse structure, cohesion, genre and multimodality from different theoretical angles, but which are also neatly fitted together like a completed jigsaw puzzle.”
“Among the many strengths of the volume are the specific attention devoted to multimodality, traditionally disregarded in linguistic works on coherence, the significant effort in integrating Rhetorical Structure Theory with theories and tools drawn from other approaches, as well as the contributors’ modelling of analytical frames, which lend themselves to be applied to further work. [...] I believe the volume constitutes an extremely useful and rich contribution on discourse coherence.”
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Fetzer, Anita
2017.  In Implicitness [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 276],  pp. 235 ff. Crossref logo
Fetzer, Anita
2018.  In Pragmatics and its Interfaces [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 294],  pp. 33 ff. Crossref logo
Fetzer, Anita
2018.  In The Construction of Discourse as Verbal Interaction [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 296],  pp. 13 ff. Crossref logo
Renkema, Jan & Christoph Schubert
2018.  In Introduction to Discourse Studies, Crossref logo

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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014031156 | Marc record