This book is a report on some of the most significant results of a research project supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft which took place between September 1, 1978 and August 31, 1981. The fundamental aim of the project was to gain insights into the function of various syntactic-stylistic characteristics of utterances, in particular by examining the interaction between the processing of linguistic information and visual information. Of special interest were the conditions under which a speaker produces such characteristics, and more particularly, what effect they have on the understanding process of the hearer.
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.