Rhetorical Structure Theory: A Framework for the Analysis of Texts

@inproceedings{Thompson1987RhetoricalST,
  title={Rhetorical Structure Theory: A Framework for the Analysis of Texts},
  author={Sandra A. Thompson and William C. Mann},
  year={1987}
}
Abstract : Rhetorical Structure Theory is a theory of text organization which provides a framework for an analysis of text. The theory is based on the understanding that a text is not merely a string of clauses, but consists instead of hierarchically organized groups of clauses that stand in various relations to one another. These rhetorical relations can be described functionally in terms of the purposes of the writer and the writer's assumptions about the reader. They hold between two… CONTINUE READING

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