Coherence in Spoken and Written Discourse

How to create it and how to describe it

Selected papers from the International Workshop on Coherence, Augsburg, 24-27 April 1997

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| Universität Augsburg
| Martin-Luther-Universität
| Martin-Luther-Universität
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Until very recently, coherence (unlike cohesion) was widely held to be a ‘rather mystical notion’. However, taking account of new trends representing a considerable shift in orientation, this volume aims at helping relieve coherence of its mystifying aura. The general bibliography which concludes the book bears witness to this intriguing development and the rapidly changing scene in coherence research. Preceding this comprehensive up-to-date Bibliography on Coherence are 13 selected papers from the 1997 International Workshop on Coherence at the University of Augsburg, Germany. They share a number of theoretical and methodoligical assumptions and reflect a trend in text and discourse analysis to move away from reducing coherence to a product of (formally represented) cohesion and/or (semantically established) connectivity. Instead, they start from a user- and context-oriented interpretive understanding and rely on authentic data throughout in relating micro-linguistic to macro-linguistic issues. The first group of papers looks at the (re-)creation of coherence in, inter alia, reported speech, casual conversation, argumentative writing, news reports and conference contributions. The second group describes the negotation of coherence in oral examinations, text summaries and other situations that require special efforts on the part of the recipient to overcome misunderstandings and other disturbances. The third group discusses theoretical approaches to the description of coherence.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 63]  1999.  xiv, 300 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
ix
About the Authors
xi
Introduction: Views of Coherence
Wolfram Bublitz
1
Part I: How to (Re-)Create Coherence: Means of Coherence
Coherent Voicing: On Prosody in Conversational Reported Speech
Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen
11
It Takes Two to Cohere: The Collaborative Dimension of Topical Coherence in Conversation
Ronald Geluykens
35
Learning to Cohere: Causal Links in Native vs. Non-Native Argumentative Writing
Gunter Lorenz
55
Coherence through Understanding through Discourse Patterns: Focus on News Reports
Jan-Ola Östman
77
Semiotic Spanning at Conferences: Cohesion and Coherence in and across Conference Papers and their Discussions
Eija Ventola
101
Coherent Keying in Conversational Humour: Contextualising Joint Fictionalisation
Helga Kotthoff
125
Part II: How to Negotiate Coherence: Degrees of Coherence
Disturbed Coherence: ‘Fill me in’
Wolfram Bublitz and Uta Lenk
153
Coherence and Misunderstanding in Everyday Conversations
Carla Bazzanella and Rossana Damiano
175
The Effect of Context in the Definition and Negotiation of Coherence
Anna Ciliberti
189
Coherence in Summary: The Contexts of Appropriate Discourse
Barbara Seidlhofer and Henry G. Widdowson
205
Coherence in Hypertext
Gerd Fritz
221
Part III: How to describe Coherence: Views of Coherence
Communicative Intentions and Coherence Relations
Ted J.M. Sanders and Wilbert Spooren
235
If Coherence Is Achieved, Then Where Doth Meaning Lie?
Willis J. Edmondson
251
A Bibliography of Coherence and Cohesion
Uta Lenk, Sarah Gietl and Wolfram Bublitz
267
Index
297
“Overall, this volume succeeds in demystifying coherence and establishing its relationship to the larger theme of this series.”
“[...] this is an interesting collection of papers which proposes a dynamic approach to the study of coherence, a topic which has been relatively neglected (compare cohesion which has long been accepted as a useful category for analysis), and which, because of the breadth of its scope, will appeal to discourse analysts, conversation analysts and text linguists alike.”
“To this reader, which brings together articles bij authors at the forefront of this research effort, opens new avenues of future research on coherence. Recommended reading for anyone interested in discourse analysis, pragmatics, and language use in general.”
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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