Search for dissertations about: "rhetorical relations"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 9 swedish dissertations containing the words rhetorical relations.

  1. 1. Paraphrase and Rhetorical Adjustment: An Essay on Contextualism and Cohesion

    Author : Palle Leth; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : anaphora; coherence; cohesion; context sensitivity; contextualism; discourse relations; discourse structure; paraphrase; predicate reference; presupposition; rhetorical adjustment; rhetorical relations; semantics–pragmatics interface; text structure; transcendental; translation; word meaning;

    Abstract : This thesis is dedicated to two distinct but convergent issues: the possibility of paraphrase and an account of context sensitivity on the basis of textual cohesion (or coherence). The possibility of explaining contextual specifications of meaning as a side effect of establishing textual cohesion is explored through an investigation into the nature of texts. READ MORE

  2. 2. Her Story in Partonopeu de Blois : Rereading Byzantine Relations

    Author : Ellen Söderblom Saarela; Carin Franzén; ingela Nilsson; Anna Watz; Megan Moore; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; Partonopeu de Blois; Hysmine and Hysminias; Alexiad; courtly lyric; romance; vernacular; Byzantine novel; Komnenian literature; ancient novel; Apuleius; Longus; Achilles Tatius; feminine subjectivity; literary subjectivity; subjectivity; twelfth century; Partonopeu de Blois; Hysmine and Hysminias; Alexiad; hövisk litteratur; medeltidsromanen; den antika romanen; elvahundratalet; fornfranska; Bysans; grekisk tradition; Apulejus; Achilles Tatius; Longus; Anna Komnena; kvinnlig subjektivitet; litterär subjektivitet; subjektivitet;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates the twelfth-century Old French anonymous romance Partonopeu de Blois in relation to the Greek novel tradition and the Byzantine world. The study focuses on the erotic narrative in the romance and articulations of feminine subjectivity. READ MORE

  3. 3. Getting it Together: A Genre Analysis of the Rhetorical Structure of Open University Television Programmes in Science and Technology

    Author : Rowena Jansson; Engelska; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language and literature; distance learning.; television teaching; metadiscourse; transition; episode; rhetorical structure; Genre analysis; discourse analysis; Engelska språk och litteratur ;

    Abstract : This thesis is concerned with uncovering the organisational structure underpinning Open University television programmes in scientific and technological fields. Using a genre analysis which takes into account the unique contextual configuration in which vision and pedagogical purpose play a vital part a rhetorical structure is revealed. READ MORE

  4. 4. Enthymemes in Dialogue: A micro-rhetorical approach

    Author : Ellen Breitholtz; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : ; Topos; Enthymeme; TTR; Dialogue modelling; Non-monotonic reasoning; Accommodation; Micro-rhetoric; Gameboard semantics;

    Abstract : In dialogue we frequently present arguments which are based on commonly accepted non-logical inferences. In rhetorical theory, this type of argument is called an enthymeme, and a pattern of reasoning that it is based on is called a topos. The main purpose of this thesis is to investigate the role that enthymemes play in natural language dialogue. READ MORE

  5. 5. Risk Talk : On Communicating Benefits and Harms in Health Care

    Author : Mikael Hoffmann; Karin Kjellgren; Mats Hammar; Johan Ahlner; Bengt Mattson; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; risk; communication; menopause; hormone replacement therapy; physician-patient relations; Clinical pharmacology; Klinisk farmakologi;

    Abstract : One of the most critical elements in empowering the patient, and ensuring concordance, is communication of the possible benefits and harms of different actions in health care. Risk assessment is a complex task due both to the different interpretations of the concept of risk, and the common lack of hard facts. READ MORE