Function and Genres: Studies on the Linguistic Features of Discourse Types (Metalinguistica 20 New edition)

Function and Genres: Studies on the Linguistic Features of Discourse Types (Metalinguistica 20 New edition)

By: Gabor Tolcsvai Nagy (editor)Paperback

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Text is a linguistic unit of communication in which linguistically expressed conceptual units are connected in different conceptual structures. The conceptual construal of things, events and relations is structured on the basis of a variety of cognitive and communicational options. These choices form discourse schemas, partly in a culturespecific way. There is a dynamic relationship between schema and instantiation. The volume approaches these questions from a functional perspective, where the processual nature of discourse is as important as its structural character. The volume has two parts: the first one presents theoretical papers, the second deals with certain discourse types, and some linguistic features that characterize specific discourse types.

About Author

The Editor: Gabor Tolcsvai Nagy is Professor of Hungarian Linguistics at Eoetvoes Lorand University (Hungary). He is the author or editor of 14 books, mainly on discourse (text linguistics), style, literature and Hungarian cognitive grammar, including A Cognitive Theory of Style (2005).


Contents: Piroska Kocsany: The results and/or failure of text typology - Gabor Tolcsvai Nagy: Toward a cognitive discourse typology - Edit Dobi: The possibilities of formal linguistic analysis in the representation of texts - Erzsebet Feher: Text typology in the rhetorical tradition - Eva Ando: Cognitive and functional aspects of the analysis of spoken language storytelling - Agnes Hamori: On discourse genres - Szilvia Takacs: Text typology in folkloristic studies. Epic incantational prayers - Szilard Tatrai: Perspective and deixis in narrative discourses.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783631561997
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 270
  • ID: 9783631561997
  • weight: 370
  • ISBN10: 3631561997
  • edition: New edition

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