Man and Message: A Guide to Meaning-Based Text Analysis

Man and Message: A Guide to Meaning-Based Text Analysis

By: Kathleen Callow (author)Hardback

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Copublished with the Summer Institute of Linguistics, Man and Message provides a practical method of analyzing texts based on a cognitive, multilevel model of meaning presented in simple, non-technical language for a wide audience. It begins with a demonstration of human communications as grounded in a cognitive and language-independent meaning base, and details the non-verbal nature of meaning, purpose, conceptualization, thematic patterns, and coherence-providing relations. Then the model is applied to a variety of English texts by dividing it into subunits and displaying their inter-relations at all levels. Each chapter provides pointers in analyses that can be applied to any text in any language. The approach to analysis from a standpoint of cognition realized in language, rather than based in the language itself makes this an original and effective guide for text analysis of any kind in any language.

About Author

Kathleen Callow has written one other book and several articles on linguistics and discourse and is an International Translation Consultant with Summer Institute of Linguistics.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761811275
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9780761811275
  • weight: 680
  • ISBN10: 0761811273

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