ERIC Number: ED381004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Some Considerations of Intersubjectivity in the Analysis of Textual Relations.
A study explored the reliability of methods for analyzing the thematic organization of texts. Five linguists, two of whom were native speakers of Swedish and three of whom were native speakers of Finnish, analyzed the thematic organization of a Swedish popular scientific article, using an analysis that focused on coherence reflected in the thematic progression of the text. The analysis was derived from the experimenter's model of thematic relations. The five subjects' interpretations concerning relations expressed in the utterances were compared for extent of agreement. Results suggest that, while the sample of subjects and the quantity of text used were very limited, the categories of textual relations used for analysis are sufficiently clear to make the kinds of judgments required here. Contains 19 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a Conference on Organization in Discourse (Turku, Finland, 1994).