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An Analysis of Written Discourse Under the Cognitive Context

Author BianJing
Tutor GaoGuiXiang
School Hebei Normal
Course Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Keywords Relevance Theory Cognitive Context Written Discourse Generate Understanding
CLC H052
Type Master's thesis
Year 2010
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Context as one of the important concept of pragmatics, has long been used in various fields of language studies. Many scholars have made important contributions to its development. Traditional Context and focus on the role of external factors that context is a static entity, it exists in socially in the human brain. With the development of cognitive science, people gradually began to try to explain the context from the point of view of mental activity. 1986 Sipo Bo Wilson in \This paper uses the theory of cognitive context of the generation and interpretation of written discourse analysis. Communication is context-dependent and the presence of a dynamic activity, written discourse as the author and the reader information transmitted in written communication media should be from the perspective of dynamic analysis. The cognitive context the context as a dynamic psychological structure, composed of a series of assumptions stored in the human brain. Both sides of communication in the process of communication, communicative content and cognitive context combination, continue to choose to build contextual assumptions until successful completion of Communication. Written communication, written discourse generated by of psychological schema, the purpose of writing, readers cognitive context prediction factors; understanding of written discourse that is the cognitive context of the reconstruction process of the readers. However, the complexity of the cognitive context, how communicators choose to build a proper contextual assumptions? Sipo Bo Wilson proposed the concept of associated principles and explicit - reasoning communicative. In their view, communication is an ostensive - the process of reasoning. The caller issued expressly stimulus recipient with a combination of cognitive assumptions inference of departure, then the real purpose. Written communication as a special form of communication also belong to this model. The association principle as an important content of the associated theory provides a theoretical limit for the reconstruction of the cognitive context. That is, in the context of the selection communicators with minimal effort and strive to obtain the maximum contextual effects. Optimal associated communication the key to success. In this paper, the association theory based analysis of cognitive context an important role in the generation and interpretation of written discourse. Full First, the context of the research history, explained the definition and basic characteristics of written discourse. Relevance Theory as the theoretical basis of the full text of the detailed description. As a central element of the papers are from the generation and interpretation of written discourse illustrates the important role of cognitive context. This paper argues that the actual use of the obvious superiority of cognitive context analysis written discourse. Written communication process allows people to have a deeper understanding of the level of mental activity, which is more conducive to the smooth progress of the communication. However, the article also at the same time there are inadequacies, the author will be refined in future studies.

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