The pragmatics of discourse coherence: Theory and applications

Gisela Redeker (Editor), Helmut Gruber (Editor)

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    Abstract

    Over the past four decades, discourse coherence has been studied from linguistic, psycholinguistic, computational, and applied perspectives. This volume identifies current issues and under-researched topics in the pragmatics of discourse coherence. Nine studies from various disciplines address the realization and signalling of coherence relations in various genres and languages, their acquisition and use by first- and second-language learners and university students, the relationship between coherence relations and genre-specific discourse structure, and extensions of the coherence paradigm to multimodal discourse and visual art. This collection will be of interest to researchers from linguistics, applied linguistics, psychology, communication, and multimodal semiotics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishers
    Number of pages295
    ISBN (Electronic)9789027269232
    ISBN (Print)9789027256591
    Publication statusPublished - Nov-2014

    Publication series

    NamePragmatics & Beyond New Series
    PublisherBenjamins
    Volume254

    Keywords

    • Pragmatics
    • Discourse Analysis
    • Semantics

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