A Short Introduction to Formal Discourse Analysis

A Short Introduction to Formal Discourse Analysis

Thomas Walsh, Louisiana State University (Retired)

1998, 107 pages, photocopied, stock cover, illustrated, $9.95 (list). ISBN 0-9644636-5-2. Answer Book available.
–Covers formal relation among propositions, sentences, and speech acts.
–Covers formal properties of conversational exchanges and other discourse types.
–Analyzes sample discourses including abstracts, plot summaries, poems, prose, conversations, lectures, tales, narratives, jokes, and letters.
–Short chapters: average length 15 pages.
–Over 100 individual exercises and problem sets.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Propositions
Chapter 3: Speech Acts
Chapter 4: Association Rules
Chapter 5: The Exchange
Chapter 6: Discourse Structure
Chapter 7: Discourse Classes
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