ERIC Number: ED359753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
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Message Structure in LSP Texts: A Socially Determined Variation at Different Text Levels.
This article presents methods and results from diachronic studies of articles carried out within the project "LSP Texts in the 20th Century," a study of genre-bound linguistic change and variation in science and popular science in the fields of economics, medicine, and technology. The interrelationship between text and context is central for the general theoretical model within which the LSP studies at the cognitive, pragmatic, macrothematic, and microsemantic levels are carried out. Methods for cognitive and macrothematic analyses and results from the study of the superthematic structure of 90 articles within science and popular science are described. Findings point to clearer genre boundaries for the scientific text genre and homogeneity of the scientific articles. (Author/JP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: In: Nordic Research on Text and Discourse. NORDTEXT Symposium (Espoo, Finland, May 10-13, 1990); see FL 020 811.