Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-23515
Title: Discourse organisation through Theme position
Author(s): Ho-Dac, Lydia-Mai
Language: English
Year of Publication: 2008
OPUS Source: The 19th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference and Workshop
SWD key words: Linguistik
Free key words: discourse organisation
Theme position
data-driven approach
DDC notations: 400 Language, linguistics
Publikation type: Conference Paper
Abstract: This paper focuses on the role of elements placed in the initial position i.e. elements fulfilling the role of Theme in discourse organisation. The large-scale corpus study proposes a new methodology based on quantitative analysis of the discourse roles of sentence-initial elements. The theoretically-based hypothesis is that Theme position has an important function in discourse organisation. Theme, defined as the starting point of the message, is composed of the first elements that the reader perceives. The analysis of the distribution and the use in discourse of these elements gives us a great overview on the textual organisation of different types of text.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-16911
Date of registration: 5-Sep-2008
Faculty: P - Philosophische Fakultät
Department: P - Sprachwissenschaft und Sprachtechnologie
Former Department: bis SS 2016: Fachrichtung 4.6 - Angewandte Sprachwissenschaft sowie Übersetzen und Dolmetschen
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