ERIC Number: ED173767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Some Developments in Textlinguistics: Implications for the Teacher of Reading.
Chapman, L. J.
Developments in linguistics, particularly in Europe in the work of T.A. Van Dijk, a broader conception of texts that shows promise for the study of reading. Textlinguistics covers a domain of linguistics studies that are involved with texts. Textlinguists are interested not only in those obvious immediate connecting mechanisms, such as anaphora, that link one statement or proposition to another, but also in the larger elements of organization that make up a text. Until now most attention has been paid to the sentence as a unit of meaning; but for a fuller understanding of the effects of larger units within a unified framework, a variety of linkages and forms must be perceived and processed by the reader. Some of the topics within text grammars are coreferentiality, pronominalization, tense and time reference, local reference, and semantic relations between sentences. The order and sequencing of sentences within a text give coherence, but they only recently have received systematic attention in the domain of textlinguistics. These developments offer insights into the teaching of reading comprehension. (MKM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Text Linguistics
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Anglo Scandinavian Course/Conference (1st, Leeds, England, April 9-14, 1979)