Student resources for Chapter 09: Discourse
Accompanying audio files for Chapter 9: Discourse
Study guide for Chapter 09: Discourse
You should be able to simply define or explain the following terms and concepts.
|Discourse||Fragmentary Unit||Terminal Pitch Contour|
|Genre||Topic of Conversation||Climax|
|Intonation Unit||Complicating Action||Substantive Unit|
|Regulatory Unit||Identifiability||New, Accessible, and Given Activation States|
On completion of this chapter, you should be able to perform the following tasks
Read transcription of conversational discourse that indicates prosodic categories.
Identify intonation units and discuss how each relates to the topic.
Discuss the relationship between prosody and intonation units.
Distinguish between substantive, regulatory, and fragmentary intonation units and give examples of them.
Identify the functions that intonation units have in navigating a topic of conversation.
Identify structural elements of a narrative.
Determine whether the activation state of an idea is given, new, or accessible.
Determine whether the referent of a noun phrase is identifiable or non-identifiable.
Discuss why studying discourse contributes to a broader understanding of languages and linguistic structure.