Patterns of Text
In honour of Michael Hoey
Mike Scott | University of Liverpool
Geoff Thompson † | University of Liverpool
It is increasingly clear that, in order to understand language as a phenomenon, we must understand the phenomenon of text. Our primary experience of language comes in the form of texts, which embody the complete communicative events through which our language-using lives are lived. These events are shaped by communicative needs, and this shaping is reflected in certain characteristic patterns in the texts. However, the nature of texts and text is still elusive: we know which forms are typically found in text but we do not yet have a full grasp of how they constitute its textuality, how they make a text “tick”. The twelve contributions to this volume show how texts across a wide range of text types hold together by different patterns of chunking and linking. The common purpose in all the contributions is to explore the nature of text patterning as the functional environment within which language operates.
[Not in series, 107] 2001. viii, 323 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements | p. vii
Introduction: Why ‘patterns of text’? | pp. 1–11
Colligation, lexis, pattern, and textSusan Hunston | pp. 13–33
Lexical signals of word relationsAntoinette Renouf | pp. 35–54
Patterns of cohesion in spoken textSusan Thompson and Geoff Thompson | pp. 55–82
Issues in modelling the textual metafunctionPeter H. Fries | pp. 83–107
Mapping key words to problem and solutionMike Scott | pp. 109–127
The negotiation of evaluation in written textAdriana Bolívar | pp. 129–158
Some discourse patterns and signalling of theassessment-basis relationMichael P. Jordan | pp. 159–192
Repeat after me: The role of repetition in the life of an emergent readerAnn Darnton | pp. 193–212
Lexical segments in textTony Berber Sardinha | pp. 213–237
Patterns of lexis on the surface of textsMalcolm Coulthard | pp. 239–254
Patterns of text in teacher educationJulian Edge and Sue Wharton | pp. 255–286
The deification of informationJohn McH. Sinclair | pp. 287–314
Name Index | pp. 315–318
Subject Index | pp. 319–323
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number: 00064165 | Marc record