ERIC Number: ED430053
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
The Essence of Text: A Dialogue on Perspective Text Analysis. No. 70.
A method for providing a synthesis of the perspective that a text producer gives to a text in the moment of its production is presented in the form of a dialogue between reader and author. Perspective Text Analysis, the system presented, is a basic methodological part of a larger system of analyses. Linguistic data in the form of free text production is important so that the prejudices and attitudes, that both the researcher and the text producer may have, do not enter into the researcher's analysis. This guide describes the fundamentals of the method, and the principles of test analysis are given through prototypical examples. The applied model is based on the assumption that its components are reflecting "perspectivation," in which a source and one or more operators can be distinguished and differentiated from one another in the building up of a perspective. When the perspective is formed, the text producer takes a position toward something he or she wants to express. (Contains 41 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lund Univ. (Sweden). Cognitive Science Research.; Copenhagen Univ. (Denmark). Cognitive Science Research.