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Jean Michel Adam Les Textes Types Et Prototypes.pdf UPDATED


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Jean Michel Adam Les Textes Types Et Prototypes.pdf UPDATED


A Review of Jean-Michel Adam's Les Textes: Types et Prototypes


Les Textes: Types et Prototypes is a book by Jean-Michel Adam, a professor of French linguistics at the University of Lausanne, that explores the characteristics of five types of text sequences: narrative, descriptive, argumentative, explanatory and dialogical. The book was first published in 1992 and has been revised and updated in 2011 to reflect the latest research in discourse analysis, literary criticism and language teaching.


The book is divided into two parts. The first part provides a theoretical framework for understanding the concept of text types and prototypes, as well as the criteria for identifying and classifying text sequences. The second part offers a detailed analysis of each text type, with examples from various genres and domains, such as literature, journalism, advertising, science and everyday conversation. The book also includes bibliographical references and exercises for each chapter.


The book is intended for students and teachers of French language and literature, as well as for anyone interested in the study of texts and discourse. It offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the main aspects of text linguistics, as well as a useful tool for text analysis and production. The book is written in a clear and engaging style, with diagrams and tables to illustrate the main points. The book is also available online as a free PDF file[^1^] or as an e-book[^2^].


The book begins by defining the notion of text as a coherent and meaningful unit of language that can be analyzed at different levels: phonetic, morphological, syntactic, semantic and pragmatic. The book then introduces the notion of text type as a conventional and recurrent way of organizing text sequences according to their communicative purpose and function. The book distinguishes between text types and text genres, which are more specific and contextualized forms of texts that belong to a certain domain or culture.


The book proposes a typology of text sequences based on two criteria: the mode of presentation and the mode of organization. The mode of presentation refers to the way the text sequence represents reality, either as a factual or fictional account. The mode of organization refers to the way the text sequence structures its information, either as a linear or hierarchical arrangement. The book identifies five prototypes of text sequences that correspond to different combinations of these criteria: narrative, descriptive, argumentative, explanatory and dialogical.


The book then devotes a chapter to each text type, describing its main features, functions and variations. The book provides examples from various sources and genres to illustrate the diversity and complexity of text types. The book also discusses the relations and interactions between different text types within a larger text or discourse. The book shows how text types can be combined, embedded, transformed or hybridized to create different effects and meanings. The book also explores the cognitive and pragmatic aspects of text types, such as their role in memory, inference, persuasion and interaction. a474f39169






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