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Text Linguistics and Greek
(2,235 words)


Text linguistics is the part of linguistics that studies texts as communication systems. Text linguistics takes into account not only the form of a text, but also its setting, its (linguistic and non-linguistic, situational) context. Text linguistics was developed in order to account for phenomena that could not be described by means of a sentence-based approach. More or less simultaneously, from the 1970s onwards, text linguistics entered the study of …

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Gerry Wakker, “Text Linguistics and Greek”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000344>
First published online: 2013

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