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Discourse Structure and Anaphora : Written and Conversational English - Barbara A. Fox

Discourse Structure and Anaphora

Written and Conversational English

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Published: 12th April 1993
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This thoughtful study, presenting a novel analytical framework, examines the use of anaphora in both written and conversational discourse. In particular, it examines the distribution of pronouns and full noun phrases in three different genres of English, and demonstrates the relationships between the hierarchical structure of discourses and the use of anaphoric phrases within those discourses.

"...is a tightly argued, well-documented, innovative reformulation of the theory of anaphora that should have an impact on thinking about anaphora in discourse." Studies in Second Language Learning

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
Major themes of the studyp. 1
Organizationp. 4
Conversational analysisp. 6
Notation conventionsp. 6
The turn-taking systemp. 10
The structural organization of conversationp. 12
Conclusionp. 14
Anaphora in conversational Englishp. 16
Introductionp. 16
The datap. 17
The basic pattern of anaphorap. 18
Anaphora in the environment of different-gender referentsp. 45
Anaphora in the environment of same-gender referentsp. 48
Non-structural factors in anphorap. 62
Summaryp. 75
Rhetorical structure analysisp. 77
Rhetorical structure conceptsp. 78
Validity in the analysisp. 91
Summaryp. 92
Anaphora in expository written English textsp. 93
Introductionp. 93
Anaphora in some expository written English textsp. 94
Rhetorical structure breaks in anaphorap. 111
Anaphora in the environment of different-gender referentsp. 118
Anaphora in the environment of same-gender referentsp. 123
Non-structural factorsp. 132
Summaryp. 135
Anaphora in expository written and conversational Englishp. 137
Introductionp. 137
Theories of the differences between spoken and written languagep. 137
The basic patternsp. 139
Demarcating structural unitsp. 143
Different-gender referents and anaphorap. 144
Same-gender referents and anaphorap. 147
Non-structural factors in anaphorap. 148
Conclusionsp. 152
Localnessp. 152
Discourse structuresp. 154
Conclusionp. 155
Notesp. 156
Referencesp. 164
Author indexp. 169
Subject indexp. 171
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ISBN: 9780521439909
ISBN-10: 0521439906
Series: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 12th April 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.28