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Title Discourse description [electronic resource] : diverse linguistic analyses of a fund-raising text / edited by William C. Mann and Sandra A. Thompson.

Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1992.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 409 pages) : illustrations.
Series Pragmatics & beyond, 0922-842X ; new ser. 16
Pragmatics & beyond ; new ser. 16. 0922-842X
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Text as purposive communication : a meaning-based analysis / Kathleen Callow and John C. Callow -- Rhetorical structure theory and text analysis / William C. Mann, Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen and Sandra A. Thompson -- An analysis of a plea for money / Bonnie J.F. Meyer -- The discourse strategy of an appeals letter / Robert E. Longacre -- The notion of unspecific versus specific as one way of analysing the information of a fund-raising letter / Eugene Winter -- An integrated three-pronged analysis of a fund-raising letter / Michael P. Jordan -- How I understand a text, via the structure of the happenings and the telling of them / Evelyn G. Pike -- The flow of ideas in a sample of written language / Wallace Chafe -- The ZPG letter : subjects, definiteness, and information-status / Ellen F. Prince -- Some lexicogrammatical features of the zero population growth text / M.A.K. Halliday.
Macro-proposals : meaning by degree / J.R. Martin -- Collocation and field of discourse / James D. Benson and William S. Greaves.
Summary Discourse Description presents in one convenient volume a variety of approaches to text description that have been proposed in the linguistic literature in the last decade or so. The book is organized to make it easy to understand and compare the various approaches. Since all of the researchers are analyzing the same text, their differences are readily seen. The text they analyze is a letter, mailed in bulk by a Washington-based lobbying organization which is supported by contributions from donors. Far from simply informing the readers, the letter seeks to appeal to them on many levels, intelle.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
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Subject Discourse analysis.
Fund raising.
Indexed Term Discourse analysis
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Mann, William C.
Thompson, Sandra A.
Other Form: Print version: Discourse description. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1992 1556192827 (DLC) 91046957 (OCoLC)25049517
ISBN 9789027282927 (electronic bk.)
9027282927 (electronic bk.)