ERIC Number: ED359751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Lexis in Discourse.
This paper is concerned with a discourse-based approach to lexis and, in particular, the discourse role of lexical patterns or lexicalized sequences which are completely or partially preassembled and more or less fixed in form. Lexical patterns, their function in a community's codes, and the cultural differences that may arise in their use, are briefly discussed. The relationship of lexical patterns to social competence and to two general discourse strategies, framing and symbolizing, is described. Lastly, the latent, pragmatic nature of lexical patterns is addressed. (Author/JP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Nordic Research on Text and Discourse. NORDTEXT Symposium (Espoo, Finland, May 10-13, 1990); see FL 020 811.