Discourse description : diverse linguistic analyses of a fund-raising text / edited by William C. Mann and Sandra A. Thompson.

Discourse Description presents in one convenient volume a variety of approaches to text description that have been proposed in the linguistic literature in the last decade or so. The book is organized to make it easy to understand and compare the various approaches. Since all of the researchers are...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Other Authors: Mann, William C. Thompson, Sandra A.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1992.
Series:Pragmatics & beyond ; new ser. 16.
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245 0 0 |a Discourse description :  |b diverse linguistic analyses of a fund-raising text /  |c edited by William C. Mann and Sandra A. Thompson. 
260 |a Amsterdam ;  |a Philadelphia :  |b J. Benjamins Pub. Co.,  |c 1992. 
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490 1 |a Pragmatics & beyond,  |x 0922-842X ;  |v new ser. 16 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references. 
505 0 |a Text as purposive communication : a meaning-based analysis / Kathleen Callow and John C. Callow -- Rhetorical structure theory and text analysis / William C. Mann, Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen and Sandra A. Thompson -- An analysis of a plea for money / Bonnie J.F. Meyer -- The discourse strategy of an appeals letter / Robert E. Longacre -- The notion of unspecific versus specific as one way of analysing the information of a fund-raising letter / Eugene Winter -- An integrated three-pronged analysis of a fund-raising letter / Michael P. Jordan -- How I understand a text, via the structure of the happenings and the telling of them / Evelyn G. Pike -- The flow of ideas in a sample of written language / Wallace Chafe -- The ZPG letter : subjects, definiteness, and information-status / Ellen F. Prince -- Some lexicogrammatical features of the zero population growth text / M.A.K. Halliday. 
505 0 |a Macro-proposals : meaning by degree / J.R. Martin -- Collocation and field of discourse / James D. Benson and William S. Greaves. 
520 |a Discourse Description presents in one convenient volume a variety of approaches to text description that have been proposed in the linguistic literature in the last decade or so. The book is organized to make it easy to understand and compare the various approaches. Since all of the researchers are analyzing the same text, their differences are readily seen. The text they analyze is a letter, mailed in bulk by a Washington-based lobbying organization which is supported by contributions from donors. Far from simply informing the readers, the letter seeks to appeal to them on many levels, intelle. 
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