Information Structuring in Discourse (Current Research in the Semantics / Pragmatics Interface #40) (Hardcover)

Information Structuring in Discourse (Current Research in the Semantics / Pragmatics Interface #40) By Anke Holler (Volume Editor), Katja Suckow (Volume Editor), Israel de la Fuente (Volume Editor) Cover Image
By Anke Holler (Volume Editor), Katja Suckow (Volume Editor), Israel de la Fuente (Volume Editor)
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A text usually provides more information than a random sequence of clauses: It combines sentence-level information to larger units which are glued together by coherence relations that may induce a hierarchical discourse structure. Since linguists have begun to investigate texts as more complex units of linguistic communication, it has been controversially discussed what the appropriate level of analysis of discourse structure ought to be and what the criteria to identify (minimal) discourse units are. Linguistic structure-and more precisely, the extraction and integration of syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic information-is shown to be at the center of text processing and discourse comprehension. However, its role in the establishment of basic building blocks for a coherent discourse is still a subject of debate. This collection addresses these issues using various methodological approaches. It presents current results in theoretical, diachronic, experimental as well as computational research on structuring information in discourse.


Product Details
ISBN: 9789004436718
ISBN-10: 9004436715
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: December 3rd, 2020
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Current Research in the Semantics / Pragmatics Interface