Across the Line of Speech and Writing Variation

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Linguistic and Psycholinguistic Approaches to Text Structuring (LPTS 2011)
First Edition

The medium we use to communicate (oral, written, or even gestural) plays an important role in the way we structure and organize our discourse. To do this, we can draw on linguistic markers, such as connectives, discourse markers or frame markers, or on (marked) information structure constructions. What is the impact of the nature of the medium (spoken vs. written vs. gestural) and of the style of the discourse at hand (formal vs. informal) on the choice of one linguistic expression over the other? While medium seems to play a role in the discrimination between text types (e.g., casual coffee conversation between colleagues, business meeting, e-novel), it is less clear what the potential impact is of extra-linguistic parameters, such as emotional weight or spatiotemporal distance between the interlocutors, on the structuring of those texts. These questions bring us face to face with the limits of the traditional dichotomic representation opposing speech and writing on the sole basis of the medium at hand. The contributions in this volume follow the suggestion to consider discourse structure not only from the perspective of variation between the written and the spoken mode, but also from the perspective of variation on a continuum from formal to informal ways of communicating.


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Publisher
Presses universitaires de Louvain
Edited by
Catherine Bolly, Liesbeth Degand,
Collection
Corpora and Language in Use
ISSN
20346417
Language
English, French
BISAC Subject Heading
LAN009000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3147 Linguistique, Sciences du langage
Title First Published
04 December 2013

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Publication Date
04 December 2013
ISBN-13
9782875582201
Extent
Main content page count : 212
Code
89100
Dimensions
16 x 24 x 1.2 cm
Weight
346 grams
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24.00 €
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Publication Date
04 December 2013
ISBN-13
9782875582218
Extent
Main content page count : 212
Code
89100PDF
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Contents


Maria JOSEP CUENCA
Causal constructions in speech

Diana M. LEWIS
The emergence of discourse connectives in discourse constructions

Dorit RAVID
Syntactic complexity in discourse production across different text types

Noalig TANGUY & Laure SARDA
Comparaison écrit/ oral de au fond en français moderne

Juliette DELAHAIE & Danièle FLAMENT-BOISTRANCOURT
Questions de variation : autour de quelques locutions méconnues de l'oral, niveau, par rapport à, en termes de

Eva Havu & Michel Pierrard
Le participe présent adjoint en position polaire comme marqueur de structuration du discours à l'oral et à l’écrit

Federica CIABARRI
Italian reformulation markers: a study on spoken and written language

Yukiko NISHIMUR
A stylistic continuum of speech, CMC and writing: a comparative linguistic analysis of Japanese texts

Tea PRSIR
Oral / écrit dans l’émergence de la mémoire auditive partagée

Daniéla CAPIN
Etude d’une variation sans suite : le cas de pieça et des locutions adverbiales de temps basées sur le quantifieur piece

Georgeta CISLARU, Frédérique SITRI & Frédéric PUGNIERE-SAAVEDRA
Figement et configuration textuelle : les segments de discours répétés dans les rapports éducatifs

Marion FOSSARD, Alan GARNHAM & H. WIND COWLES
Interpréter les pronoms et les démonstratifs : une opération de recherche référentielle inversée ?

Laurence MEURANT & Aurélie SINTE
Towards a corpus of French Belgian Sign Language (LSFB) discourses