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Völzing, Paul-Ludwig. 1979. Text und Handlung: Zur handlungstheoretischen Basis einer Textwissenschaft. Mit einem Versuch, einige erarbeitete Kategorien an literarischen Texten zu überprüfen. Peter Lang. 265 pp.
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Book – monograph
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The main idea that underlies this book is that text linguistics has to be considered part of a theory of action. After a critical discussion of earlier models within the field of text linguistics the author tries to develop a framework for the description of texts in consideration of results of speech act theory, conversational analysis, and social sciences.