Text science

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As text science any special science can be understood in general to their objects texts belong.

Above all, that would be: linguistics , literary studies , law , rhetoric , stylistics , theology . Each of these sciences has its particular points of view that interest it in texts. Linguistics as examined, especially as text linguistics , the properties that a word as a linguistic unit or full sequence "stick together" and - in contrast to a collage can appear - words or phrases.

The literature in turn is interested in, among other things for the aesthetic qualities or even the original form of texts.

In a special understanding thinks Text science but to unite those interested in science texts to a common scientific discipline in which the different interests are merged (Bussmann) a proposal.

See also


  • Hadumod Bußmann (Ed.) With the collaboration of Hartmut Lauffer: Lexikon der Sprachwissenschaft. 4th, revised and bibliographically supplemented edition. Kröner, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-520-45204-7 .
  • Teun A. van Dijk : Text Studies: An Interdisciplinary Introduction . Munich: dtv, 1989.

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