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Introduction to English Text-linguistics

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Jürgen Esser

This is a comprehensive introduction to English text-linguistics. It deals with those areas of text-linguistics that have enjoyed widespread attention in English linguistics, notably aspects of cohesion and coherence. Further topics are corpus-based studies in lexical patterns and in text classifications, psycholinguistic and cognitive studies in text constitution and decoder-orientation. One special feature of this book is that it not only covers abstract lexical and grammatical structures but also medium-dependent written and spoken presentation.
Contents: The scope of text-linguistics – Medium-independent elements and structures – Medium-dependent presentation – Psycholinguistic and cognitive aspects of text constitution – Decoder-orientation – Textual intentions.