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Reflections on discourse and knowledge

Reflections on discourse and knowledge Jozsef Andor: Thank you very much for accepting my call for an interview. I would like to start it by asking the “father” of modern text linguistics, author of the first, now classic, theoretically oriented monograph, about the current state of the art. At the time when Mouton in The Hague published your Some Aspects of Text Grammars, and in the periods immediately following it, text linguistics mainly concentrated on providing a grammar-like description, interpretation of texts, just slightly extending the scope of analysis beyond the frames of the sentence. This was probably due to the intent to provide a new level of linguistic representation, one that was higher in its scope than that of syntax in linguistic theory. Text linguistics as formulated in the 80s of the last century, this way, was basically a part of the systemic description of language. It may be stated, in view of the later developments of the field, that the early period of modern text linguistics concentrated on outlining frameworks to describe what now can be called the connexity, that is, the primarily grammatically related body of knowledge of texts, or at best what at the time was called ‘locally based cohesion’. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Review of Pragmatics Brill

Reflections on discourse and knowledge

International Review of Pragmatics , Volume 10 (1): 38 – Jan 1, 2018

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1877-3095
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1877-3109
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10.1163/18773109-01001005
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Abstract

Jozsef Andor: Thank you very much for accepting my call for an interview. I would like to start it by asking the “father” of modern text linguistics, author of the first, now classic, theoretically oriented monograph, about the current state of the art. At the time when Mouton in The Hague published your Some Aspects of Text Grammars, and in the periods immediately following it, text linguistics mainly concentrated on providing a grammar-like description, interpretation of texts, just slightly extending the scope of analysis beyond the frames of the sentence. This was probably due to the intent to provide a new level of linguistic representation, one that was higher in its scope than that of syntax in linguistic theory. Text linguistics as formulated in the 80s of the last century, this way, was basically a part of the systemic description of language. It may be stated, in view of the later developments of the field, that the early period of modern text linguistics concentrated on outlining frameworks to describe what now can be called the connexity, that is, the primarily grammatically related body of knowledge of texts, or at best what at the time was called ‘locally based cohesion’.

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International Review of PragmaticsBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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