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ERIC Number: ED359761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Pages: 14
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Temporal Adverbials in Text Structuring: On Temporal Text Strategy.
Virtanen, Tuija
This paper discusses clause-initial adverbials of time functioning as signals of the temporal text strategy. A chain of such markers creates cohesion and coherence by forming continuity in the text and also signals textual boundaries that occur on different hierarchic levels. The temporal text strategy is closely associated with narrative text. Temporal adverbs in unitype text is discussed and their occurrence in a corpus containing heterogeneous texts of different types is described. It is obvious that the textual functions that a chain of clause-initial adverbials of time may have in creating cohesion and coherence and in segmenting the text have the discourse-pragmatic effect of facilitating text processing. Near-prototype narratives discussed at the beginning of the paper show clear and homogeneous tendencies. A less stereotyped narrative provides the text-receiver with less expected, and hence, informationally more weighty, solutions. (JP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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