7.1 Chen

| July 19, 2020

Jinshi Chen. (2017). Chunks in Information Flow: a Corpus-based Analysis of Legal Discourse. International Journal of Law, Language & Discourse 7(1), 1-18.

Abstract: Chunks promoting discourse development appear in the discourse information flow as they do in the sentences. The present study, guided by Discourse Information Theory (DIT) and discourse information flow, analyses some legal data from “the Corpus for the Legal Information Processing System (CLIPS)”. Starting with information levels, information knots, key words and sharing categories, the paper explores the structure of information chunks and information chunking in the discourse development, and analyses the features of information chunks and their effects on information flow.

Keywords: discourse information, information flow, information chunks, tree information structure


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