This chapter focuses on the usefulness of relating some of the principles concerning text and discourse linguistics (TDL) to the activity known as text revision (TR). Based on a harmonizing perspective, the article aims to show that these two fields do in fact have more in common than one would suppose at first. Following a theoretical contextualization, the paper presents some examples of empirical texts (advertisements, warnings), in order to reflect upon the relationship between the intended communicative purpose and the respective adequacy of the linguistic choices. This alliance approach is based on a top down perspective which considers the social context in question and moves on to the empirical text, until it finally reaches the analysis of the linguistic forms. This methodological path demonstrates that the sample texts do need to be revised, when taking into account the importance of evaluating their textual functioning.
|Title of host publication||Grammar and Text|
|Subtitle of host publication||Selected Papers from the 10th and 11th Fora for Linguistic Sharing|
|Editors||Maria Antónia Diniz Caetano Coutinho, Ana Guilherme, Joana Teixeira, Beatriz Carvalho|
|Place of Publication||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Publisher||Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2018|
- Linguistic analysis
- Sociodiscursive interactionism
- Text revision
- Textual analysis
Fidalgo, M. (2018). Text linguistics and text revision: an alliance approach. In M. A. Diniz Caetano Coutinho, A. Guilherme, J. Teixeira, & B. Carvalho (Eds.), Grammar and Text: Selected Papers from the 10th and 11th Fora for Linguistic Sharing (pp. 28-41). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.