Danubius International Conferences, 6th International Conference on European Integration - Realities and Perspectives

Text Linguistics in the Context of the Communication Sciences

Silviu Serban, Cristina Scarlat
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Date: 2011-05-13 12:30 PM – 02:00 PM
Last modified: 2011-05-10


This paper tries to analyse the conditions of emerging of text linguistics, taking into consideration the roots of the preoccupations in its domain, originated in the framework of the communication studies. Thus, the change of the perspective on communication, from the mechanistic transmission to interactivity and the exchange of the meanings, led to the pragmatic orientation of the linguistic researches, not just to the message itself, but also to the elements of the communicative act and to the context where the exchange of the meanings takes place. As a result, text linguistics defines the text as communicational occurrence, involving both the members of the communication and the conditions of the production and the reception of the message, unlike conventional linguistics which studies the text in abstracto, just the message itself, ignoring the world that the text refers to, or the users of the message, the transmitter and the receiver.