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South African discourse analysis in theory and practice

A B du Toit

Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 29, No 2 (2008), 387-406. doi: 10.4102/ve.v29i2.21

Submitted: 14 May 2008
Published:  17 November 2008

Abstract

Discourse analysis should not be overly ambitious, but it can be a most helpful exegetical tool if it concentrates on the argumentative flow and thematic aspects of a discourse. A refined model of South African discourse analysis is presented. The different stages in this model are discussed and illustrated by means of Philippians 3:2-11. Special attention is given to problems regarding the dividing of the text into colons.

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A B du Toit, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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