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The grammar of discourse.

Author: Robert E Longacre
Publisher: New York : Plenum Press, 1983.
Series: Topics in language and linguistics.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Longacre
ISBN: 030641273X 9780306412738
OCLC Number: 299388670
Notes: Based on an earlier work, An anatomy of speech notions, 1976 --pref.
Includes index.
Description: xxi, 423 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1 Monologue Discourse.- 1.1 Discourse Typology in Notional and Surface Structures.- 1.1.1 Notional Types.- 1.1.2 Surface Structure Types.- 1.1.3 Skewing of Notional and Surface Structure.- 1.1.4 Embedding Relations of the Five Surface Structure Types.- 1.2 Main Line vs Supportive Material.- 1.3 The Composer.- 1.4 Plot And Similar Structures.- 1.4.1 Plot as Notional Structure.- 1.4.2 Correlation of Notional and Surface Features.- 1.4.3 Marking of the Surface Structure Peak.- 1.4.4 Similar Structures.- 2 Repartee.- 2.1 Simple Repartee.- 2.2 Complex Repartee.- 2.3 Abeyance Repartee.- 2.4 Compound Repartee.- 2.5 Non-Verbal Resolution and Further Paragraph Types.- 2.6 The Number of Speakers in a Dialogue.- 2.7 Out of Phase Relations Between Notional And Surface Structures.- 2.8 Repartee as A Game.- 2.9 Summary.- 3 Combination Of Predications.- 3.1 Conjoining.- 3.1.1 Coupling.- 3.1.2 Contrast.- 3.1.3 Comparison.- 3.2 Alternation.- 3.2.1 Alternation with Only Two Possible Alternatives.- 3.2.2 Alternation with More than Two Alternatives.- 3.3 Temporal.- 3.3.1 Overlap.- 3.3.2 Succession.- 3.4 Implication.- 3.4.1 Conditionality.- 3.4.2 Causation.- 3.4.3 Contrafactuality.- 3.4.4 Warning.- 3.5 Paraphrase.- 3.5.1 Equivalence Paraphrase.- 3.5.2 Negated Antonym Paraphrase and Similar Structures.- 3.5.3 Generic-specific Paraphrase.- 3.5.4 Amplification Paraphrase.- 3.5.5 Specific-generic Paraphrase.- 3.5.6 Contraction Paraphrase.- 3.5.7 Summary Paraphrase.- 3.6 Illustration.- 3.6.1 Simile.- 3.6.2 Exemplification.- 3.7 Deixis.- 3.7.1 Introduction.- 3.7.2 Identification.- 3.7.3 Some Further Varieties of Deixis.- 3.8 Attribution.- 3.8.1 Speech Attribution.- 3.8.2 Awareness Attribution.- 3.9 Frustration.- 3.9.1 Frustrated Coupling.- 3.9.2 Frustrated Succession.- 3.9.3 Frustrated Overlap.- 3.9.4 Frustrated Hypothesis.- 3.9.5 Frustrated Contingency.- 3.9.6 Frustrated Efficient Cause.- 3.9.7 Frustrated Final Cause.- 3.9.8 Frustrated Attribution.- 3.9.9 Frustrated Modality.- 3.9.10 Some Restrictions.- 3.10 Definition of Symbols.- 4 Cases or Roles.- 4.1 Experiencer.- 4.2 Patient.- 4.3 Agent.- 4.4 Range.- 4.5 Measure.- 4.6 Instrument.- 4.7 Locative.- 4.8 Source.- 4.9 Goal.- 4.10 Path.- 4.11 Peripheral Cases.- 4.12 Cases Posited by Hale and the Pikes.- 5 Case Frames.- 5.1 A Scheme of Case Frames.- 5.1.1 Ambient Case Frames.- 5.1.2 Ambient-Experiential Case Frames.- 5.1.3 Experiential Case Frames.- 5.1.4 Factual Knowledge Case Frames.- 5.1.5 Case Frames of Desire/Cognition.- 5.1.6 Case Frames of Sensation, etc.- 5.1.7 Physical Case Frames.- 5.1.8 Case Frames of Measure.- 5.1.9 Locative Case Frames.- 5.1.10 Case Frames of Motion, Propulsion, Locomotion.- 5.1.11 Case Frames Referring to Property.- 5.2 Further Systematic Concerns.- 5.2.1 Reflexives.- 5.2.2 Causatives.- 5.2.3 Surface Structure Passives.- 5.2.4 Existentials and Equatives.- 5.3 Relevance of Case Frames to Discourse.- 5.3.1 Generatively.- 5.3.2 Analytically.- 6 Some Further Levels of Notional Structure.- 6.1 Derivation.- 6.2 Inflection.- 6.2.1 Verb Inflection.- 6.2.2 Noun Inflection.- 6.3 Concretion.- 6.3.1 Nominal Concretions.- 6.3.2 Verb Concretions.- 6.4 Performatives.- 6.4.1 Repartee Performatives.- 6.4.2 Type-Specific Performatives.- 7 A Framework for Discourse Analysis.- 7.1 Hierarchy.- 7.2 Tagmeme and Syntagmeme.- 7.3 The Law of Primary Exponence.- 7.4 General Theory of Exponence.- 7.5 Characteristics of the Various Levels.- 7.6 Variety in Nature.- 7.7 Similarities Between Levels.- 7.8 Some Deviant Schematizations.- 7.9 Notional and Surface Structure in a Hierarchical Framework.- 7.10 Surface Structure Meaning.- 7.11 Notional Structure Form.- 7.12 Mapping of Notional Levels Onto Surface Levels.- 7.13 Tagmeme and Syntagmeme in This Setting.- 7.14 Multiple Perspective.- 7.15 A Trimodal Model.- 8 A Concluding Essay: Toward Maximum Context.- Appendix: The Notional and Surface Structure of English Clauses.
Series Title: Topics in language and linguistics.
Other Titles: Anatomy of speech notions
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