Coherence and Grounding in Discourse

Outcome of a Symposium, Eugene, Oregon, June 1984

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This volume seeks to expand our understanding of the relation holding between discourse relations, cognitive units, and linguistic coding. The twenty contributions in this collection explore one or more of the following themes: How point of view, or the salience of information in discourse, affects the organizational coherence of text and discourse; the concept of cognitive and linguistic event and how events are reflected in text and discourse organization; the nature of linguistic coding of events and other kinds of significant information; and the cognitive bases or cognitive correlates of the linguistic organization of discourse.
[Typological Studies in Language, 11]  1987.  viii, 512 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
vii–viii
Narrative connectives in Sùpyìré
Robert Carlson
1–19
Cognitive constraints on information flow
Wallace Chafe
21–51
Transitivity in grammar and cognition
Scott DeLancey
53–68
Actions and procedural directions
Peter Dixon
69–89
Pragmatic funtions of word order in Sesotho acquisition
Katherine Demuth
91–108
Psycholinguistic evidence for foregrounding and backgrounding
Mary S. Erbaugh
109–130
The grammatical marking of theme in oral Polish narrative
Vanessa Flashner
131–156
Anaphora in popular written English narratives
Barbara A. Fox
157–174
Beyond foreground and background
T. Givón
175–188
The use of pitch phenomena in the structuring of stories
Lorraine E. Kumpf
189–216
On the status of SVO sentences in French discourse
Knud Lambrecht
217–261
On the role of conditionals in Godié procedural discourse
Lynell Marchese
263–280
Is basic word order universal?
Marianne Mithun
281–328
Encoding events in Kalam and English: different logics for reporting experience
Andrew Pawley
329–360
Word order in intransitive clauses in High and Low Malay of the late 19th century
Ellen Rafferty
361–381
The functional distribution of preposed and postposed ‘if’ and ‘when’ clauses in written discourse
Violeta Ramsey
383–408
“Vividness” and “narrative events” in Japanese conversational narratives
Polly E. Szatrowski
409–433
“Subordination” and narrative event structure
Sandra A. Thompson
435–454
Linguistic reflections of cognitive events
Russell S. Tomlin
455–479
Cross-clause relations and temporal sequence in narrative and beyond
Benji Wald
481–512
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