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.
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2008. 270 pp., num. tables, 5 graphs
Contents: Piroska Kocsány: The results and/or failure of text typology – Gábor Tolcsvai Nagy: Toward a cognitive discourse
typology – Edit Dobi: The possibilities of formal linguistic analysis in the representation of texts – Erzsébet Fehér: Text
typology in the rhetorical tradition – Éva Andó: Cognitive and functional aspects of the analysis of spoken language storytelling
– Ágnes Hámori: On discourse genres – Szilvia Takács: Text typology in folkloristic studies. Epic incantational prayers –
Szilárd Tátrai: Perspective and deixis in narrative discourses.