New Feature: Longacre Genre Analysis

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Jacob Cerone | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Aug 20 2016 4:25 PM

What Is It?

The Longacre Genre Analysis Dataset employs Robert Longacre’s categories of discourse genre, as detailed in his The Grammar of Discourse, to the pericopes of the Old and New Testaments. We have adapted Longacre’s taxonomy of four main genres, each having two sub-genres according to the needs of the project. They are listed below:

Narrative

            Story

            Future Events

Procedural

            How it was done

            How to do it

Behavioral

            Evaluation

            Hortatory

Expository

            What things are or were like

            What things will be like

Texts are placed in these categories according to three different surface features: Agent focus, temporal succession, and projection.

How Does It Work?

The Longacre Genre Analysis Dataset data can be accessed and searched from the context menu. Or, if you know the syntax, can simply be searched in a new search query. You can find all the various types of speech acts and the search query in the Longacre Genre Analysis Dataset Documentation.

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Joel Madasu | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 22 2016 5:25 AM

Excellent!

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