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This book is a study of techniques used to introduce, continue and change the discourse topic in expository writing. Discourse topic is examined by focusing on the sequential techniques and strategies in a step-by-step process. To describe the process a model of sequentiality is proposed. The aims of the book are to advance current thinking in discourse analysis and to provide a practical exemplar of expository discourse.

Table of Contents

Introduction

BRINGING THE TOPIC UP: FACETS OF TOPIC

Thematics: The State of the Art

Topic as a Discrete Element

Topic as a Structuring Frame

The Need for a Model

Topic as a Sequential Structure

Summary

TRACING THE TOPIC: SEQUENTIAL RELATIONS AND STRATEGIES

The Problem of Topic as a Sequential Structure

Strategies of Sequentiality

Sequential Techniques in Expository Text

The Signals of Topic Structure

Summary

MODELING SEQUENTIAL TOPIC

The Patterning of Topic Structure

Framing the Analysis

Topic Structure Heuristics

The Hierarchy and Synergy of Signals

Text Boundaries

THE TOPIC MODEL IN ACTION

Texts in English

English and Greek Texts in Contrast

THE TOPIC MODEL IN PERSPECTIVE: TOWARD A MULTIPLANE DESCRIPTION OF DISCOURSE

Text Organization and Sequential Relations

The Interaction of Topic Structure with Other Text Relations

The Multifunctionality of Topic Signals

The Contribution of Topic Structure to Text Organization and Coherence

ROUNDING THE TOPIC OFF: CONCLUSIONS

The Modeling of Discourse Topic

Connections and Implications

Sequential Relations and Beyond

Appendices

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781567502176
Author:
Goutsos, Dionysis
Publisher:
Praeger
Subject:
General
Subject:
Discourse analysis
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Communication
Subject:
Communication Studies
Subject:
Psychology : General
Series:
Advances in Discourse Processes
Series Volume:
59
Publication Date:
19961231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
203
Dimensions:
1.04 in.

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