The Wedding Report

A prototypical approach to the study of traditional text types

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Traditional text types (or genres) are complex linguistic, sociocultural and cognitive phenomena that can only be analysed in flexible interdisciplinary frameworks fusing structural and process-oriented approaches and combining quantitative description with qualitative interpretation and evaluation. The theoretical and methodological implications of the prototypical text type concept which is developed in this book are explored in an exhaustive case study of a representative (ie prototypical) genre: the wedding report, a conventional type of news report published in local English newspapers. The distinctive contextual and textual features — situational context, text production processes, function, thematic structure, and form on the macro- and microlevel — are analysed synchronically and diachronically. The linguistic findings are integrated into a comprehensive view of the interplay between the genre as a linguistic frame and its sociocultural context. The study puts special emphasis on addressing the methodological problems arising from the inherent fuzziness of traditional text types, and can thus serve as a detailed working model of genre analysis, designed to be adapted to the specific requirements of similar studies.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 27]  1993.  xii, 314 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preliminaries
Introduction
3
Wedding Reports in Local Newspapers: Introducing the Text type
10
Key Concepts and Approaches
Text Type and Text Typology: Linguistic Approaches and Language Reality
29
Traditional Text Type: The Concept and Its Implications For Methods and Aims
44
The Wedding Report as a News Text Type
61
Text-External Characteristics
Situational Context (I): Definition of Components
81
Situational Context (II): Text Production Processes
93
The Function of the Wedding Report
101
Corpus Analysis
Content and Thematic Structure
109
Schematic Structure (I): The Wedding Report and Van Dijk's News Schema
145
Schematic Structure (II): The Realisation of Global Structures
163
Stylistic Microlevel Characteristics
197
Outlook and Conclusion
Outlines of a wilder Perspective
247
Conclusion
258
Appendices
267
Bibliography
299
Subject Index
309
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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