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Title:Many problems and some techniques of text analysis
Author(s):Kantor, Robert N.; Bruce, Bertram C.; Green, Georgia M.; Morgan, Jerry L.; Stein, Nancy L.; Webber, Bonnie L.
Subject(s):text analysis
comprehension research
plans analysis
story grammar
conjunction
anaphora
point of view
Children's stories
Abstract:The state of the art in text analysis and text comprehension research, especially in theoretical work in linguistics, psychology, and artificial intelligence, has not gotten much beyond subjective methods of analysis of critical texts, often of a trivial size and often selected because features of such texts illustrate nicely the theoretical point being argued by the analyst. This paper represents an attempt to assist text researchers in sharpening methods of analysis by looking for a number of discourse properties on different levels simultaneously. Close subjective analysis of longer texts is argued to assist in evaluating past theories and discovering new classes of discourse phenomena, thus advancing the state of the art in text comprehension research. This paper explores two children' texts from the standpoint of a plans analysis, a story grammar analysis, an analysis of information structure, and analyses of problems connected with conjunction, anaphora, and point of view.
Issue Date:1982
Publisher:North-Holland
Citation Info:Kantor, Robert N.; Bruce, Bertram C.; Green, Georgia M.; Morgan, Jerry L.; Stein, Nancy L.; & Webber, Bonnie L. (1982). Many problems and some techniques of text analysis. Poetics, 11, 237-264.
Genre:Article
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/48776
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Sponsor:National Institute of Education Contract No. US-NIE-C-400-76-0116
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-04-01


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