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Introduction to English Text-linguistics

Esser, Jürgen

Introduction to English Text-linguistics

Series: Textbooks in English Language and Linguistics (TELL) - Volume 2

Year of Publication: 2009

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2009. XIV, 209 pp., num. tables and graphs
ISBN 978-3-631-56003-7 pb.  (Softcover)

Weight: 0.300 kg, 0.661 lbs

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Book synopsis

This is a comprehensive introduction to English text-linguistics. It deals with those areas of text-linguistics that have enjoyed widespread attention in English linguistics, notably aspects of cohesion and coherence. Further topics are corpus-based studies in lexical patterns and in text classifications, psycholinguistic and cognitive studies in text constitution and decoder-orientation. One special feature of this book is that it not only covers abstract lexical and grammatical structures but also medium-dependent written and spoken presentation.


Contents: The scope of text-linguistics – Medium-independent elements and structures – Medium-dependent presentation – Psycholinguistic and cognitive aspects of text constitution – Decoder-orientation – Textual intentions.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

The Author: Jürgen Esser, born 1947, holds the Chair of Modern English Linguistics at the University of Bonn. He studied English Linguistics, General Linguistics and Phonetics at the Universities of Cologne and Freiburg im Breisgau and taught at the Universities of Dundee, Duisburg, Erlangen, Aachen and Bonn. His main research areas are intonation, spoken English, stylistics, word-order, media and presentation structures.


Textbooks in English Language and Linguistics (TELL). Vol. 2
Edited by Magnus Huber and Joybrato Mukherjee