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Dirven, René (ed.) Zydatiß, Wolfgang (ed.) Edmondson, Willis (ed.)

A User's Grammar of English: Word, Sentence, Text, Interaction

Parts C & D: The Structure of Texts / The Structure of Interaction

Series: Duisburger Arbeiten zur Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft - Volume 3

Year of Publication: 1989

Frankfurt/M., Bern, New York, Paris, 1989. VII, 360 pp.
ISBN 978-3-631-40666-3 hardback  (Hardcover)

Weight: 0.490 kg, 1.080 lbs

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Book synopsis

This volume of UGE offers an analysis of the structure of English texts, a description of interaction phenomena, and the index to the four parts of UGE.
The structure of texts is dealt with in five chapters, viz. Text and Tense (W. Hüllen, Essen), Cohesion and Coherence (W. Hünig, Duisburg), Presenting Information in Context (J. Esser, Erlangen) Stylistics (E. Vorlat, Leuven), and Types of Texts (W. Zydatiß, Berlin). This survey covers the main aspects of English text grammar, which is approached from an internally cohesive and a functional-stylistic point of view. Whereas all the other parts of UGE discuss English grammar from an implicitly contrastive angle, part D «The Structure of Interaction» offers a more explicitly contrastive view of aspects of interaction in English. These are dealt with in five chapters: The Art of Speaking (D. Götz, Augsburg), Principles of Cooperation in Interaction (W. Edmondson, Hamburg), Intonation in Interaction (J.Taylor, Johannesburg), Nonverbal Interaction (A. Hübler, Palermo) and The Social Meaning of Language (J. Taylor, Johannesburg).


Duisburg Papers on Research in Language and Culture. Vol. 3
Edited by René Dirven, Martin Pütz, Siegfried Jäger