Wallace Chafe

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Publications on Discourse and Information Flow

1976.   Givenness, Contrastiveness, Definiteness, Subjects, Topics, and Point of View. In Charles N. Li (ed.), Subject and Topic, 25-55. New York: Academic Press.


1979.   The Flow of Thought and the Flow of Language. In T. Givón (ed.), Discourse and Syntax, 159-181. New York: Academic Press.


1980.   The Deployment of Consciousness in the Production of a Narrative. In Wallace Chafe (ed.), The Pear Stories: Cognitive, Cultural, and Linguistic Aspects of Narrative Production, 9-50. Norwood, NJ: Ablex.


            Some Reasons for Hesitating. In H. W. Dechert and M. Raupach (eds.), Temporal Variables in Speech, 169-180.­ The Hague: Mouton. Reprinted 1985 in Deborah Tannen and Muriel Saville-Troike (eds.), Perspectives on Silence, 77-89.­ Norwood, NJ: Ablex.


            Editor: The Pear Stories: Cognitive, Cultural, and Linguistic Aspects of Narrative Production. Norwood, NJ: Ablex.


1984.  How People Use Adverbial Clauses. In Claudia Brugmann and Monica Macaulay (eds.), Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, 437-449.


1987.   Cognitive Constraints on Information Flow. In Russell Tomlin (ed.), Coherence and Grounding in Discourse, 21-51. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.


1988.   Linking Intonation Units in Spoken English. In John Haiman and Sandra A. Thompson (eds.), Clause Combining in Grammar and Discourse, 1-27. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.


1990.  Some Things that Narratives Tell us about the Mind. In B. Britton and A. Pellegrini (eds.), Narrative Thought and Narrative Language, 79-98. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.


1992.   The Flow of Ideas in a Sample of Written Language. In Sandra A. Thompson and William C. Mann (eds.), Discourse Description: Diverse Linguistic Analyses of a Fund-raising Text, 267-294. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.


1993.   Prosodic and Functional Units of Language. In Jane A. Edwards and Martin D. Lampert (eds.), Talking Data: Transcription and Coding in Discourse Research, 33-43. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.


1994.   Discourse, Consciousness, and Time: The Flow and Displacement of Conscious Experience in Speaking and Writing. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.


1995.  Adequacy, User-friendliness, and Practicality in Transcribing. In Geoffrey Leech, Greg Myers, and Jenny Thomas (eds.), Spoken English on Computer: Transcription, Mark-up, and Application, 54-61. New York: Longman.


1996.  Beyond Beads on a String and Branches in a Tree. In Adele Goldberg (ed.), Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language, 49-65. Stanford: Center for the Study of Language and Information.


            Inferring Identifiability and Accessibility. In Thorstein Fretheim and Jeanette K. Gundel (eds.), Reference and Referent Accessibility, 37-46. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.


1997.   Polyphonic Topic Development. In T. Givón (ed.), Conversation: Cognitive, Communicative and Social Perspectives, 41-53. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.


1998.   Language and the Flow of Thought. In Michael Tomasello (ed.), The New Psychology of Language: Cognitive and Functional Approaches to Language Structure, 93-111. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.


2001.   The Analysis of Discourse Flow. In Deborah Schiffrin, Deborah Tannen, and Heidi E. Hamilton (eds.), The Handbook of Discourse Analysis, 673-687. Oxford: Blackwell.


2004.   Discourse Effects of Polysynthesis. In Carol Lynn Moder and Aida Martinovic-Zic (eds.), Discourse Across Languages and Cultures, 37-52. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.


2008.   Aspects of Discourse Analysis. Brno Studies in English 34: 23-37.