A Framework for Discourse Analysis

  • Robert E. Longacre
Part of the Topics in Language and Linguistics book series (TLLI)


The purpose of this chapter is to make explicit some background assumptions which have been implicit in the previous chapters, by presenting tagmemics as a framework for discourse analysis. Central to this presentation is an exposition of the notion of grammatical hierarchy, i. e., the belief that the grammatical constituents of a language are hierarchically ordered from discourse, paragraph, and sentence down through lower levels of the morphosyntax.


Surface Structure Noun Phrase Relative Clause Discourse Analysis Sentence Type 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert E. Longacre
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Summer Institute of LinguisticsDallasUSA
  2. 2.University of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA

Personalised recommendations