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South African discourse analysis in theory and practice

A B du Toit
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 29, No 2 | a21 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v29i2.21 | © 2008 A B du Toit | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 May 2008 | Published: 17 November 2008

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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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