ERIC Number: ED071485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
The Thread of Discourse.
Grimes, Joseph E.
This report contains an extensive discussion of an approach to the study of discourse. Initial remarks concern arguments for studying discourse and approaches for discourse study that have been used; the author then discusses the relationship of discourse analysis and generative semantics. Language is considered on two issues: the decisions that a speaker can make regarding what and what not to say, and the mechanisms and patterns that are available to him for implementing the results of those decisions in a way that communicates with another person. The remainder of the report discusses relevant issues in this approach to the study of discourse. (VM)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Connected Discourse, Deep Structure, Discourse Analysis, Generative Grammar, Information Processing, Language Patterns, Language Research, Linguistic Theory, Linguistics, Literary Criticism, Paragraphs, Rhetoric, Semantics, Speech, Surface Structure, Transformational Generative Grammar, Verbal Communication
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Dept. of Modern Languages and Linguistics.