Text Linguistics and Classical Studies

Dressler and De Beaugrande’s Procedural Approach

  • Mauro Giuffrè

Part of the UNIPA Springer Series book series (USS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Mauro Giuffrè
    Pages 1-33
  3. Mauro Giuffrè
    Pages 35-74
  4. Mauro Giuffrè
    Pages 75-123

About this book


The work represents a significant scientific advancement on text linguistics from three different viewpoints. The first chapter provides an overview of the history of text linguistics from a broader perspective than usual, offering a complete reference framework. The second chapter presents the procedural approach to the study of text linguistics in a concise way, including a critical comparison with other perspectives. The third chapter constructs a very unusual bridge between theoretical linguistics and classical studies in that it takes a literary text in Latin from the early imperial period as its case study. This combination is rare, as theoretical linguists are usually oriented to modern languages and classicists are not generally inclined to the study of formal linguistics. It also offers an interesting perspective that intersects the studies of general linguistics and glottology, which makes this volume of interest to general linguists, classicists, philologists and literary critics alike.


structural linguistics generative linguistics generative semantics model-theoretic semantics cognitive linguistics textuality in proceduralism ancient literary genres Livius The Sacking of Rome glottology philology

Authors and affiliations

  • Mauro Giuffrè
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Human SciencesUniversity of PalermoPalermoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-47930-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-47931-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-7516
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-7524
  • Buy this book on publisher's site