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Text world theory : an introduction

Author: Joanna Gavins
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2007.
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Text World Theory is a cognitive model of all human discourse processing. In this introductory textbook, Joanna Gavins sets out a usable framework for understanding mental representations. Text World Theory is explained using naturally occurring texts and real situations, including literary works, advertising discourse, the language of lonely hearts, horoscopes, route directions, cookery books and song lyrics. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gavins, Joanna.
Text world theory.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)65765756
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Gavins
ISBN: 9780748629909 0748629904 1280834005 9781280834004 0748623000 9780748623006
OCLC Number: 150895169
Description: 1 online resource (x, 193 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Conceptualising language --
Participating in discourse --
Scenes --
Processes --
Layers --
Attitudes --
Distances --
Narratives --
Double-vision --
Futures.
Responsibility: Joanna Gavins.

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