SOAS events http://www.soas.ac.uk/news Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:12:20 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 http://www.soas.ac.uk/assets/footer_logo.png SOAS logo http://www.soas.ac.uk How do texts function? Text type and communicative function in Tibetan literature http://www.soas.ac.uk/cia/tibetanstudies/events/14oct2016-how-do-texts-function-text-type-and-communicative-function-in-tibetan-literature.html

Date: 14 October 2016 05:30pm

Finishes:14 October 2016 06:30pm

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Room: 4426

Tibet’s traditions manifest an abundance of textual classes, but scholars in pre-modern Tibet did not extensively theorise genre. This paper briefly introduces the text linguistic concept of text type. It then examines the framework of the ‘communicative function’ of a text as a crucial element for developing classifications but also for other aims of inquiry, with particular reference to Tibetan texts.

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