de Beaugrande, Robert-Alain und Wolfgang U. Dressler. Einführung in die Textlinguistik (= Konzepte der Sprach- und. : Introduction to Text Linguistics (Longman Linguistics Library) ( ): R. de Beaugrande, W. Dressler: Books. among elements). This utilization is carried out via procedures of ACTUALIZATION” (de Beaugrande and Dressler. 35). This definition is.

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Text linguistics

Skip to main content. Log In Sign Up. Text linguistics is the study of text as a product text grammar or as a process theory of text.

While language is a virtual system of available options not yet in use, the text is an actual system in which options have been taken from their repertoires and utilized in a particular structure relations between or among elements.

This utilization is carried out via procedures of actualization. A full understanding of a text is often impossible without reference to the context in which it occurs.

Text linguistics – Wikipedia

Discourse, in any medium, is a 191 interactive event with many layers of communication and many layers of purpose. Cohesion describes the ways in which components of the sentences of a text, i.


Pronouns, demonstratives,comparatives, a variety of lexical constructions, even adverbs and adjectives are used for this function.

Respect a man, he will do the more. The word which refers back to a previously occurring element of structure may be called a substitute word. There are three types of substitution, that is, nominal to replace a noun or noun phraseverbal to replace a verb phrase and clausal to replace a clause substitution.

There are three types of ellipsis, i. I was not invited. Otherwise, I would have been there. The cat was smiling.

All the gifts were wrapped in colored paper. The bird covered the distance in three minutes. There must be some other factor which leads us to distinguish connected discourses which make sense from those which do not. This factor is usually described as coherence.

They try to arrive at an interpretation which is in line with their experience of the way the world is. In any text there is a producer who has the intention dresslr produce a sound piece of information to a receptor. The receptor, on his or her part needs to be willing to accept the proffered text as a communicative text.


In order to do this both producer and addressee have to adhere to the pragmatic cooperative principle which states that one has to make the maximum effort to enable a piece of intended communication to be a success. This in effect means that in every situation in which language is used, the quality and effect of the communication is determined by the contextual knowledge shared by the participants. This principle usually has to do with the study of literature and it literally means that the formation and understanding of one text will be influenced by the structure of another text similar to it.

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