Rhetorical relations and the rhythm of the discourse

Istv án CSÜRY csury at DELFIN.KLTE.HU
Wed Jan 22 08:02:17 UTC 2003

Dear Cesare and all,
Chapter 2.4. of J.-M. Adam's Éléments de linguistique textuelle (Les plans
d'organisation textuelle / De la période aux parenthésages) could be of some
interest from the point of view of the rhythm of the discourse and
discourse structure (but it is not exactly the research study you are
looking for).
Istvan Csury
On Tue, 14 Jan 2003 18:15:59 +0100, Cesare Rocchi <rocchi at ITC.IT> wrote:

>Dear all,
>I'm looking for some research study that concerns
>RST and the rhythm of discourse.
>In particular I'm looking for answers to the following questions
>(from a computational perspective):
> -
> how particular configurations of rhetorical relations affect the
> of the discourse ?
> -
> is it possible to identify how a RR affects the
> flow of discourse (e.g. a sequence tends to highlight the continuity
> among its parts whereas a background tends to break the rhythm by
> contextual information that helps to understand the message of the
>nucleus) ?
> -
> how rhythm affects the communicative effect of a text (are there
>"boring texts" and
> "well-structured texts")?
> -
> perhaps I need to integrate these issues with a study concerning
>and punctuation ?
>I'm open to every suggestion and any kind of discussion.
>Thanks in advance,
>|                Cesare Rocchi                |
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