Text Words
Representing Conceptual Space in Discourse

By Paul Werth
Nov 2000
Pearson Education / Longman
ISBN: 0582229146
408 pages, Illustrated, 4 " x 8 "
$59.50 Paper original


This book analyses the context in which text and discourse are perceived. It examines how we make sense of complex sentences which we read and hear, and how we, as writers and speakers, put together sentences in order to express certain concepts. It discusses the existence of `text worlds', mental constructs which we build up in the form of conceptual scenarios.

'…a significant contribution to text analysis and cognitive modelling...Text Worlds is a pivotal book'
Catherine Emmot, Language and Literature

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