Discourse on the Move: Using Corpus Analysis to Describe Discourse Structure
Discourse on the Move is the first book-length exploration of how corpus-based methods can be used for discourse analysis, applied to the description of discourse organization. The primary goal is to bring these two analytical perspectives together: undertaking a detailed discourse analysis of each individual text, but doing so in terms that can be generalized across all texts of a corpus. The book explores two major approaches to this task: 'top-down' and 'bottom-up'. In the 'top-down' approach, the functional components of a genre are determined first, and then all texts in a corpus are analyzed in terms of those components. In contrast, textual components emerge from the corpus analysis in the bottom-up approach, and the discourse organization of individual texts is then analyzed in terms of linguistically-defined textual categories. Both approaches are illustrated through case studies of discourse structure in particular genres: fund-raising letters, biology/biochemistry research articles, and university classroom teaching.
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可用馆藏 可借阅的单册 ISBN 9789027223029 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9027223025 (hbk. : alk. paper)
主要款目 Biber, Douglas..
题名 Discourse on the move : using corpus analysis to describe discourse structure / Douglas Biber, Ulla Connor, Thomas A. Upton. [monograph]
出版 Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., c2007.
描述 xii, 289 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
丛编 Studies in corpus linguistics, ;ISSN:1388-0373 ; v. 28
书目 Includes bibliographical references (p. -285) and index.
主题 - LC Discourse analysis -- Data processing.
附加款目 Connor, Ulla, 1948-
Upton, Thomas A. (Thomas Albin)
Corpusbased investigation of discourse structure
Creating a specialized corpus for discourse analysis
Introduction to move analysis
Move analysis of research articles applied across genres
Using a corpusbased approach to move analysis
Identifying and analyzing rhetorical moves in philanthropic discourse
Tracking the use of stance structures
Introduction to the identification and analysis of vocabularybased
Automatic identification of VBDUs in texts
Using VBDUs to analyze the discourse structure of texts
Vocabularybased discourse units in biology research articles
Comparing the multidimensional characteristics of research article
Identifying and interpreting the multidimensional text types of biology
Starting and ending research article sections
Preferred text type sequences across research article section
Description of the corpus
Coding moves in the corpus of biochemistry research articles
Linguistic variation among move categories in biochemistry research
Multidimensional variation among move types within the same
Rhetorical appeals in fundraising
Analysis segmentation and classification
Appeals and discourse structure of letters