Discourse, grammar, discourse

@article{Ariel2009DiscourseGD,
  title={Discourse, grammar, discourse},
  author={Mira Ariel},
  journal={Discourse Studies},
  year={2009},
  volume={11},
  pages={36 - 5}
}
  • Mira Ariel
  • Published 1 February 2009
  • Sociology, Linguistics
  • Discourse Studies
Discourse and grammar often complement each other, each imposing a different set of constraints on speakers' utterances. Discourse constraints are global, pertaining to text coherence, and/or to interpersonal relations. Grammatical constraints are local, pertaining to possible versus impossible structures (within specific languages). Yet, the two must meet in natural discourse. At every point during interaction speakers must simultaneously satisfy both types of constraints in order to… 

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