Synopses & Reviews
An exploration of how any language produced by man, spoken or written, is used to communicate for a purpose and within a context.
Table of Contents
Preface; Acknowledgements; Transcription conventions; 1. Introduction: linguistic forms and functions; 2. The role of context in interpretation; 3. Topic and the representation of discourse content; 4. âStagingâand the representation of discourse structure; 5. Information structure; 6. The nature of reference in text and in discourse; 7. Coherence in the interpretation of discourse; References; Subject index; Author index.