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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Cohesion and coherence are text-centred notions, designating operations directed at the text materials. Sign In Forgot password? Aspects of Language in a Social-Semiotic Perspective.

In contrast to Humpty Dumpty’s action of sitting on the wall which enables the action of falling down, there is a plan involved here; Humpty Dumpty did not sit on the wall so that it could fall down but Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard so that she could get a bone.

Cohesion describes the ways in which components of the sentences of a text, i. Such a text can be divided up into various dependencies. The contribution to meaning by social statuses of the participants also fall within this feature.

Surface texts are the exact words that people see or hear. They try to arrive at an interpretation which is in line with their experience of the way the world is. The receptor, on his or her part needs to be willing to accept the proffered text as a communicative text. The level of informativity should not exceed a point such that the text becomes too complicated and communication is endangered. Related articles in Google Scholar. For a text to make sense, there has to be interaction between one’s accumulated knowledge and the text-presented knowledge.

This factor is usually described as coherence.

baeugrande Coherence concerns the ways in which concepts and relations, which underlie the surface text, are linked, relevant and used, to achieve efficient communication. Robert-Alain de Beaugrande was a text linguist and a discourse analyst, one of the leading figures of the Continental tradition in the discipline. 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.

Pedestrians can tell easily that the text is not directed towards them because varying their speeds is inconsequential and irrelevant to the situation.


Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. The action of sitting on the wall created the necessary but not sufficient conditions for the action beaugfande falling down.

Text linguistics – Wikipedia

Views Read Edit View history. Beagurande concerns the factors which make a text relevant to a situation of occurrence. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Texture is, therefore, created within text when the properties of coherence and cohesion are present. However, the most likely interpretation of the text is obvious because the situation in which the text is presented provides the context which influences how 1918 receivers interpret the text.

In this way, the situation decides the sense and use of the text. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Which Features of Accent affect Understanding? This is the meaning that the social actions and the engagements of the participants are giving to the understanding of the text.

Intertextuality concerns the factors which amd the utilization of one text dependent upon knowledge of one or more previously encountered text. You may not be able to afterwards,” require more inferences about the related consequences. While language is a virtual system of available options not yet d 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 is the meaning that the language, written or spoken, gives to the understanding of the text.

However, it is more likely for one to divide the text into “slow” and “cars held up’, so that drivers will drive slowly to avoid accidents or take alternative routes to avoid being caught in the slow traffic.

Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. The bird covered the distance in three minutes. Therefore, in such a case, economical use of text is much more effective and appropriate than a fully dredsler text.

Text linguistics

Respect a man, he will do the more. Crane, [10] A feature of texture is “sequential implicativeness”, as suggested by Schegloff and Sacks However, a text receiver is likely to assume that the locations of all three events are close to one another as well as occur in a continuous and relatively short time frame.


To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Someone might construe it as a notice about “slow cars” that are “held up”, so that conclusions could be drawn about the need to drive fast to avoid being held up.

Text is extremely significant in communication because people communicate not by means of individual words or fragments of sentences in languages, but by means of texts. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Cohesion concerns the ways in which the components of the surface text are connected within a sequence.

Citing articles via Google Scholar. The cat was smiling. Discourse and Ideology in the Press. There is a text and there is other text that accompanies it: Working toward Diversity and Equity of Knowledges.

However, motorists only have a very short amount of time and attention to focus on and react to road signs. However, depending on the conditions and situations in which the text is used, the goal may still be attained even when cohesion and coherence are not upheld. There must be some other factor which leads us to distinguish connected discourses which make sense from those which do not.

Even though cohesion is not maintained in this example, the text producer still succeeds in achieving the goal of finding out if the text receiver wanted a piggyback. Text linguists generally agree that text is the natural domain of language, but they still differ in their perspectives of what constitutes a text.

No matter how expected or predictable content may be, a text will always be informative at least to a certain degree due to unforeseen variability. This dfessler 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.