Coherence in Spoken and Written Discourse

How to create it and how to describe it

Selected papers from the International Workshop on Coherence, Augsburg, 24-27 April 1997

Wolfram Bublitz | Universität Augsburg
Uta Lenk | Martin-Luther-Universität
Eija Ventola | Martin-Luther-Universität
ISBN 9789027250773 (Eur) | EUR 115.00
ISBN 9781556199417 (USA) | USD 173.00
ISBN 9789027283801 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
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Until very recently, coherence (unlike cohesion) was widely held to be a ‘rather mystical notion’. However, taking account of new trends representing a considerable shift in orientation, this volume aims at helping relieve coherence of its mystifying aura. The general bibliography which concludes the book bears witness to this intriguing development and the rapidly changing scene in coherence research. Preceding this comprehensive up-to-date Bibliography on Coherence are 13 selected papers from the 1997 International Workshop on Coherence at the University of Augsburg, Germany. They share a number of theoretical and methodoligical assumptions and reflect a trend in text and discourse analysis to move away from reducing coherence to a product of (formally represented) cohesion and/or (semantically established) connectivity. Instead, they start from a user- and context-oriented interpretive understanding and rely on authentic data throughout in relating micro-linguistic to macro-linguistic issues. The first group of papers looks at the (re-)creation of coherence in, inter alia, reported speech, casual conversation, argumentative writing, news reports and conference contributions. The second group describes the negotation of coherence in oral examinations, text summaries and other situations that require special efforts on the part of the recipient to overcome misunderstandings and other disturbances. The third group discusses theoretical approaches to the description of coherence.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 63] 1999.  xiv, 300 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Overall, this volume succeeds in demystifying coherence and establishing its relationship to the larger theme of this series.”
“[...] this is an interesting collection of papers which proposes a dynamic approach to the study of coherence, a topic which has been relatively neglected (compare cohesion which has long been accepted as a useful category for analysis), and which, because of the breadth of its scope, will appeal to discourse analysts, conversation analysts and text linguists alike.”
“To this reader, which brings together articles bij authors at the forefront of this research effort, opens new avenues of future research on coherence. Recommended reading for anyone interested in discourse analysis, pragmatics, and language use in general.”
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