Textlinguistics
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Textlinguistics is the discipline that concerns itself with the investigation of the regularities and features of texts. Texts, as discourse realizates and irrespective of their syntactic size, are the basic units of textlinguistics. For any stretch of language to be considered a text, thus displaying full textness or textuality, it should display both text features (TFs), i.e. internal unity (cohesion) and conceptual sequence (coherence), and user features (UFs), i.e. intentionality, acceptability, informativity, situationality, and intertextuality. Both t…

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Said Faiq, “Textlinguistics”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 21 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_SIM_0135>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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