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Maria Manoliu-Manea

This collection of readings is complementary to Introduction to Integrational Linguistics ( Language & Communication Library, Vol.17), but can be used independently. It brings together for the first time 24 key papers in integrational linguistics, and is intended to serve as a basic reading list for students and others making the first acquaintance with the subject. Originally published in sources that are for the most part out of print, these papers have been revised and updated by their authors where necessary. They are arranged in six sections: Language and Communication, Language and the Language Myth, Language and Meaning, Language and Discourse, Language and Writing, and Language and Society. An editorial introduction discusses the individual contributions and their relevance to integrationist theory.

Also available in paperback.

Children's composing

A study into the relationships between writing processes, text quality, and cognitive and linguistic skills

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José van der Hoeven

In this volume a relatively new approach to writing process research is attempted; time is included as a very important factor in describing the writing process. The link between the writing process of 12-year old students, the quality of the compositions, and writing skills is investigated in six studies, discussing the importance of genre knowledge, linguistic skills, and cognitive skills in writing. Including linguistic and cognitive skills gives new perspectives on the relationship between the writing process and the resulting composition. The concepts used in these studies are drawn from the fields of both linguistics and cognitive psychology.

Discourse Analysis and Evaluation

Functional approaches

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Edited by Leo Lentz and Henk Pander Maat

Functional approaches to the study of language may not only be used to characterize discourse structures, but also to assess their communicative quality. In fact, discourse analysis and evaluation are conceptually related activities. In this volume the link between analysis and evaluation is explored in seven studies discussing a variety of discourse genres like package inserts, telephone openings, survey interviews, meetings, government brochures and direct mail letters. The analytical concepts used stem from different strands of research into language, including cognitive linguistics, pragmalinguistics, conversational analysis and persuasion research.

The Constructivist Metaphor

Reading, Writing and the Making of Meaning

Nancy Nelson Spivey

"The Constructivist Metaphor" presents a major reconsideration of constructivist theory through an applied examination of the ways in which people create meaning for texts. Spivey first delineates major constructivist positions from the early 20th century, including Frederic Bartlett's description of the discourse processes of individuals, small groups, and large communities. Then she concentrates on reading and writing processes as they were variously perceived throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These cultural and cognitive avenues of investigation provide an essential starting point for her presentation of the late 20th century approaches to the generative, organizational, and selective nature of human communication. The work illustrates an integrative conception of discourse, placing cognitive activity in relation to the text while assuming a social orientation encompassing both composition and comprehension. It describes constructivist concepts in terms of their similarities and differences. It applies theoretical positions to case studies in reading and writing and presents conclusions useful to scholars working on issues of comprehension and communication.

Susanne Holl

Zeichen zwischen Klartext und Arabeske

Konferenz des Konstanzer Graduiertenkollegs «Theorie der Literatur». Veranstaltet im Oktober 1992

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Edited by Susi Kotzinger and Gabriele Rippl

Der vorliegende Band dokumentiert das vom Konstanzer Graduiertenkolleg Theorie der Literatur im Oktober 1992 an der Universität Konstanz veranstaltete Symposium Zeichen zwischen Klartext und Arabeske, an dem SpezialistInnen aus verschiedenen kulturwissenschaftlichen Disziplinen teilnahmen.
Klartext und Arabeske stecken das Feld ab für die zu problematisierenden Zeichenbegriffe. Auf welch unterschiedliche Weisen unvereinbare Aufzeichnungsmodelle gegeneinander-geführt werden und miteinander konkurrieren, wird anhand verschiedener Objektbereiche und Methoden dargestellt: Kombinatorische Textgenerierung, Kryptographie, Kalligraphie, Bild-Schrift-Relationen, Arabeskisierung des Textes im strukturellen und semantischen Bereich, Rematerialisierung und Energetisierung von Zeichen. Zwei prinzipiell zu unterscheidende Ausrichtungen bestimmen die Konzeption des Bandes. Die ersten drei Teile, Kombinatorik - Alphabet, Schrift - Bild und Kryptographie - Latenz sind unter dem Aspekt der Doppeltextualität und Mehrfachkodierung zum ersten Teil des Bandes zusammenzufassen. In den Teilen 4 und 5, Ornament - Zeichen und Zeichen-Körper - Energetik, dagegen steht in der Zusammenführung unterschiedlicher Codes darüberhinaus der Begriff des Zeichens generell auf dem Spiel. Im Namen des Ornamentbegriffs Arabeske werden Remotivierungs- und Renaturalisierungsstrategien im Hinblick auf eine arabeske Semantik verfolgt, die Semiosen aller Art immer wieder infrage stellt und energetisch 'überschießt'. Diese globale Einteilung in zwei Blöcke versteht sich als systematische Gewichtung, wobei die gegenseitige Abhängigkeit der Teile untereinander immer mitreflektiert wird.

What Writers Know

The Language, Process, and Structure of Written Discourse

Edited by Martin Nystrand

Achtergronden van Spelling

Lezingen gehouden op het symposium van 24 april 1976 te Leeuwarden/Ljouwert, georganiseerd door de Ynteruniversitaire Stúdzjerie Frysk

A. Feitsma