• Martin, Jim R. and David Rose: Working with Discourse. Meaning beyond the Clause, 2nd edition 2007. London/New York: Continuum. Chapters 4, 5, 6 and 8.

Articles in Compendium (Available from Kopiutsalget, Akademika, at the beginning of term):

  • Berry, Margaret. 1995. Thematic options and success in writing. In Ghadessy, Mohsen (ed.) Thematic Development in English Texts. London: Pinter, 55–84.
  • Chafe, Wallace. 1987. Cognitive constraints on information flow. In Tomlin, Russel. (ed.). 1987. Coherence and Grounding in Discourse. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 21–52.
  • Coffin, Caroline and Barbara Mayor. 2004. Texturing writer and reader reference in novice academic writing. In Banks, David (ed.) Text and Texture. Paris: L’Harmattan, 239-264.
  • Daneš, František. 1974. Functional Sentence Perspective and the organization of the text. In Daneš, František (ed.) Papers on Functional Sentence Persepctive. Prague: Academia, 106–128.
  • Francis, Gill. 1994. Labelling discourse: an aspect of nominal-group lexical cohesion. In Coulthard, Malcolm (ed.) 1994. Advances in Written Text Analysis. London: Routledge, 83-101.
  • Fries, Peter H. 2004. What makes a text coherent? In Banks, David (ed.) Text and Texture. Paris: L’Harmattan, 9-50.
  • Hasan, Ruqaiya. 1985. The texture of a text. In M.A.K. Halliday and R. Hasan. Language, Context, and Text: Aspects of language in a social-semiotic perspective. Geelong: Deakin University Press, 70–96.
  • Herriman, Jennifer and Mia Boström Aronsson. 2009. Themes in Swedish advanced learner’ writing in English. In Karin Aijmer (ed.) Corpora and Language Teaching. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 101-120.
  • Leech, Geoffrey. 2008. Language in Literature: Style and Foregrounding. London: Longman. Chapter 3: ‘This bread I break’ – language and interpretation, pp. 28-36.
  • Prince, Ellen F. 1981. Toward a taxonomy of given–new information. In Cole, Peter (ed.), Radical Pragmatics. New York: Academic Press, 223–255.
  • Prince, Ellen F. 1992. The ZPG letter: Subjects, definiteness, and information-status. In Mann, William C. and Sandra A. Thompson (eds.) Discourse Description: Diverse Linguistic Analyses of a Fund-Raising Text. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 295–326.
  • Shaw, Philip. 2009. Linking adverbials in student and professional writing in literary studies: What makes writing mature. In M. Charles, D. Pecorari & S. Hunston (eds). Academic Writing. At the Interface of Corpus and Discourse. London: Continuum, 215-235..
  • Thompson, Geoff and Susan Thompson. 2009. Theme, Subject and the unfolding of text. In G. Forey and G. Thompson (eds) Text Type and Texture. London: Equinox, 45-69.

Articles available in Fronter

  • Callies, Marcus. 2012. The grammaticalization and pragmaticalization of cleft constructions in Present-Day English. Language and Computers, 74(1), 5-21.
  • Diessel, Holger. 2005. Competing motivations for the ordering of main and adverbial clauses. Linguistics. Volume 43, Issue 3, 449–470.
  • Gómez-González, María de los Ángeles. 2012. A reappraisal of lexical cohesion in conversational discourse. Applied Linguistics Online pre-publication September 2012: 1–24
  • Hasselgård, Hilde. 2014. It-clefts in English L1 and L2 academic writing. In K. Davidse, C. Gentens, L. Ghesquière, L. Vandelanotte (eds), Corpus Interrogation and Grammatical Patterns. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 295-320.
  • Hasselgård, Hilde. In press. Adverbial clauses in English and Norwegian fiction and news. To appear in K. Aijmer & D. Lewis (eds.), Contrastive Analysis of Discourse-Pragmatic Aspects of Linguistic Genres, Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics. Springer.
  • Herriman, Jennifer. 2000. The function of extraposition in English Texts. Functions of Language, 7:2, 203-230.
  • Taboada, Maite and María de los Ángeles Gómez-González. 2012. Discourse markers and coherence relations: Comparison across markers, languages and modalities. Linguistics and the Human Sciences, Vol 6, 17-41.

Secondary reading (for reference):

  • Biber, Douglas, Stig Johansson, Geoffrey Leech, Susan Conrad, Edward Finegan. 1999. Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English. London: Longman. Chapter 11 (Word order and related syntactic choices), 895-964.
  • Halliday, M.A.K. and Christian Matthiessen. 2004 / 2013. An Introduction to Functional Grammar. London: Arnold. 3rd ed., Chapters 3, 9 and 10.
  • Huddleston, Rodney and Geoffrey K. Pullum. 2002. The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chapter 16. (Information packaging.)
  • Quirk, Randolph, Sidney Greenbaum, Geoffrey Leech, Jan Svartvik, 1985. A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. Chapter 18, 1355-1418.

It is recommended that students obtain their own copies of Martin & Rose 2007 Working with Discourse. Other items will be provided in a compendium or in Fronter.

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