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.
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2009. XIV, 209 pp., num. tables and graphs
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.