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A discourse analysis of the Tai Dam chronicle

Burusphat, Somsonge


This paper is a discourse study of the Tai Dam chronicle Kwam To Muang. It focuses on rhetorical structure and information structure. The former includes rhyming structure, parallel structure, cyclical structure, and listing structure, which function to facilitate memorization and also provide a linkage to the text. The information structure is analyzed in terms of the bipartite discourse structure, i.e. storyline elements and Nonstoryline elements. The storyline material is signalled by the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-02
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (JSEALS) 9 (2016): 30-47


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