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Function and Genres

Studies on the Linguistic Features of Discourse Types

by Gábor Tolcsvai Nagy (Volume editor)
©2008 Edited Collection 274 Pages
Series: Metalinguistica, Volume 20

Summary

Text is a linguistic unit of communication in which linguistically expressed conceptual units are connected in different conceptual structures. The conceptual construal of things, events and relations is structured on the basis of a variety of cognitive and communicational options. These choices form discourse schemas, partly in a culturespecific way. There is a dynamic relationship between schema and instantiation. The volume approaches these questions from a functional perspective, where the processual nature of discourse is as important as its structural character. The volume has two parts: the first one presents theoretical papers, the second deals with certain discourse types, and some linguistic features that characterize specific discourse types.

Details

Pages
274
Year
2008
ISBN (Softcover)
9783631561997
Language
English
Tags
Folk prayer Textlinguistik Textsorte Aufsatzsammlung Discourse type Rhetoric Spoken storytelling Narrative discourse
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2008. 274 pp., num. tables, 5 graphs

Biographical notes

Gábor Tolcsvai Nagy (Volume editor)

The Editor: Gábor Tolcsvai Nagy is Professor of Hungarian Linguistics at Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary). He is the author or editor of 14 books, mainly on discourse (text linguistics), style, literature and Hungarian cognitive grammar, including A Cognitive Theory of Style (2005).

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