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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Textlinguistics as an exegetical tool

Holm, Jason L. 2001 (has links)
Thesis (M.A.)--Calvary Theological Seminary, 2001. Abstract. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 69-72).

A discourse analysis of 1 John 1:1-2:11 a proposal to integrate linguistics and traditional hermeneutics

Adams, Kevin M. Unknown Date (has links)
Thesis (M. Div.)--Baptist Bible Graduate School of Theology, 2005. Abstract. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 120-137).

A formal theory of cohesive discourse

Van Wolkenten, Raymond 1975 (has links)
No description available.

An application of frame theory to the text of 1 John

Hauff, Thomas R. 2001 (has links)
No description available.

Analysing the organisation of information in websites: from hypermedia design to systemic functional hypermedia discourse analysis

Djonov, Emilia Nikolaeva, School of English & School of Modern Language Studies, UNSW 2005 (has links)
To date, hypertext and hypermedia research has principally studied the influence of separate features of hypermedia texts on information retrieval. By contrast, this thesis explores the meanings of hypermedia texts and the effects of these meanings on free website exploration. In particular, the study focuses on those meanings which can reveal how information is organised in websites and on the construal of such meanings through the interplay of hyperlinks, visual, verbal, audio and kinetic resources in generically hybrid hypermedia texts. This focus is motivated by research showing that understanding how information is organised in hypermedia texts is crucial for users' successful orientation within them. To achieve its aim, this research studies six websites for children and the navigation paths of fourteen children through one of them, and draws on interviews with the websites' producers and the children. The thesis connects the professional field of hypermedia design with systemic functional theory and systemic functional multimodal discourse analysis (SF MDA). As a result, it offers two tools for hypermedia discourse analysis, which are based on and illustrated through the analyses of five of the websites. The first is the system of HYPERTEXTUAL DISTANCE. Designed to analyse the potential of hyperlinks to reveal, obscure or transcend the textual organisation of a website, this system is built by reconceptualising from a SF MDA perspective a central principle for organising information in websites - website hierarchy. The second tool is the framework for analysing logicosemantic relations in hypermedia. Its categories describe the ideational relations that hold together information presented on the same webpage or on different webpages, which may or may not be hyperlinked with each other. Through the analyses of the sixth website and the navigation paths through it, the thesis exemplifies how both tools, independently and together, can be employed to explore the interdependence of website design and navigation. The discussion of selected results from these analyses, supported by the views of the research participants, identifies ways in which the tools proposed in this thesis can be applied in hypermedia design, evaluation and literacy education and complemented with other tools for hypermedia discourse analysis.

I've had a good life - I can't complain : a description of cognitive, physiological and environmental effects on discourse behaviour with ageing and an analysis of discursive representations of normal ageing / by Carol Gibson. Description of cognitive, physiological and environmental effects on discourse behaviour with ageing and an analysis of discursive representations of normal ageing

Gibson, Carol, (Carol Margaret). 2001 (has links)
Includes bibliographical references. xi, 264, [69] leaves : ill. ; 30 cm. Title page, contents and abstract only. The complete thesis in print form is available from the University Library. Physiological, cognitive and environmental changes, together with personal and social attitudes towards the ageing process and towards the state of being old, bring about alterations in opportunities for communication. This, in turn, brings about changes in who we talk to, what we talk about and how we are talked about. This dissertation discusses the changes and the subsequent effects on communication abilities and possibilities. There are three interrelated elements in this research project: linguistic self-identification of the elderly, linguistic representaion of the elderly and communication networks of the elderly. Findings indicate that the predominant social perseptions of ageing as revealed through the media and most fiction, with the exception of some children's picture books, are linguistically marked for negative stereotypes. Thesis (Ph.D.)--Adelaide University, Dept. of Linguistics, 2001

Production of story grammar in Cantonese-speaking children with and without specific language impairment

Chan, Loi-lee, Serena. 2003 (has links)
Thesis (B.Sc.)--University of Hong Kong, 2003. Includes bibliographical references (p. 29-30) Also available in print.

History as discourse : construals of time, cause and appraisal

Coffin, Caroline 2000 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of New South Wales, 2000. Also available online.

A study of the evolution and diversity of a stereotypical genre : the recipe genre

Poon, Ka-man, Shirley. 2007 (has links)
Thesis (M. A.)--University of Hong Kong, 2007. Title proper from title frame. Also available in printed format.

Through the eye of a needle hermeneutics as poetic transformation

Rizo-Patron, Eileen. 2005
Thesis (Ph. D.)--State University of New York at Binghamton, Department of Comparative Literature, 2005. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 234-247).

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