Discourse, grammar, discourse

  title={Discourse, grammar, discourse},
  author={M. Ariel},
  journal={Discourse Studies},
  pages={36 - 5}
  • M. Ariel
  • Published 2009
  • Computer Science
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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