Discourse and Pragmatics in Functional Grammar by John H. Connolly, Roel M. Vismans, Christopher S. Butler

By John H. Connolly, Roel M. Vismans, Christopher S. Butler

Sensible Grammar is a linguistic concept within which language is seemed intrinsically as a motor vehicle of communicative interplay. As such it has a strongly pragmatic orientation, and this booklet provides the result of probably the most contemporary study into pragmatics in the useful Grammar framework. a great deal of consciousness is paid, particularly, to the remedy of discourse-level phenomena. manifestations.

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That is, discourse units may be subsidiary with regard to more central discourse units of equal rank (central and subsidiary in terms of the conversational goals of the speaker, that is). In (4), for instance, the first discourse act of speaker A is subsidiary with regard to the second discourse act. 5 More precisely we could say that the first discourse act of speaker A has the rhetorical function "preparation" or "introduction" with regard to the second discourse act. It is to be noted that central-subsidiary relations obtain not only on a local text level between discourse acts, but also on a more global text level between successive moves in an extended monologue.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. M. 1975 Towards an analysis of discourse. Oxford: Oxford University Press. H. A. W. K. 1. Introduction One of the major tests of a Functional Linguistic Theory such as FG is that it should provide a suitable framework for the analysis and description of real-life verbal communication. The aim of the present paper is to consider the adequacy of current FG for that purpose, with reference to a corpus of data obtained from a recent scientific study of human interaction in the context of computer-based Information Technology (IT).

Amsterdam: Benjamins, 1-23. M. 1995 Discourse particles in Latin. A study ofnam, enim, autem, vero and at. Amsterdam: Gieben. A. 1989 Rhetorical Structure theory: A theory of text organization. /RS87-190 fiOm Document Center, USC/ISI, 4676 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. Roulet, E. 1991 "Vers une approche modulaire de analyse du discours", Cahiers de Linguistique Franc,aise 12: 53-81. —Schelling, M. 1985 L'articulation du discours en franqais contemporain. Bern: Peter Lang. Schiffrin, D.

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