REFERENCIAÇÃO E PROGRESSÃO TÓPICA: ASPECTOS COGNITIVOS E TEXTUAIS

Luiz Antônio Marcuschi

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This paper analyzes the relation between topic progression (maintenance of theme) and referetiation (process of the organization of referents) throughout a text. From a cognitive point of view we know that the user’s (producers and receivers) task is made more difficult if the investiment in shared knowledge
and new knowledge is not managed with equilibrium. Therefore, we postulate that textual progression and its correlation with stable cognitive models is a complex activity of explicitation realized by means of repetition, cognitive pressupposition, lexical selection, syntactic decisions, and so forth. This study, then, is an attempt to
define parameters taken from textual production that are valid for a set of differentiated discursive genres.

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