S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 33 Number 1/4 (1997)
A Profile and Discourse Analysis of an English Short Story
- Hwang, Shin Ja Joo
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.33 No.2, pp. 293-320
- This paper presents a discourse analysis of a short story written in English, It shows how the profile of the story with the peak correlates with other features of discourse, such as participant reference, verb ranking, cohesion and coherence, and clause combining.
While nominal forms are used to refer to participants, verb phrases signal different types of information, such as eventline and background. Cohesion and coherence are maintained through conjunctions, adverbial expressions, paraphrases and parallelism, and frame and script. Clause-combining devices are also analysed.