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Discourse Structure and Anaphora
Written and Conversational English

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  • Date Published: May 2012
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  • isbn: 9781139237970

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  • This thoughtful study, presenting a novel analytical framework, examines the use of anaphora in both written and conversational discourse. In particular, it examines the distribution of pronouns and full noun phrases in three different genres of English, and demonstrates the relationships between the hierarchical structure of discourses and the use of anaphoric phrases within those discourses.

    • Comparison of written and spoken discourses of ongoing importance for linguistic study
    • Fox combines linguistic theory and sociology-orientated conversation analysis for a sensitive examination of how discourse is produced
    • All the data are from the English language
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    "...is a tightly argued, well-documented, innovative reformulation of the theory of anaphora that should have an impact on thinking about anaphora in discourse." Studies in Second Language Learning

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    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781139237970
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Conversation analysis
    3. Anaphora in conversational English
    4. Rhetorical structure analysis
    5. Anaphora in expository written English texts
    6. Anaphora in expository written and conversational English
    7. Conclusions.

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    Barbara A. Fox, University of Colorado, Boulder

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