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Discourse analysis is one of the recent trends of linguistics-based biblical interpretation. It covers all kinds of human communicative processes which occur between addressers and addressees, in order to discover the relations among language, discourse, and situational context. Discourse analysis has some important characteristics. One is that discourse analysis considers the whole communicative process, including these three aspects of the process: the addresser, the addressee, and the discourse or text. The second characteristic is that discourse analysis considers the context as an important factor for interpretation. The third characteristic of discourse analysis is that it deals with language at the level beyond the sentence. The fourth feature of discourse analysis is that it considers both the sequential and hierarchical natures of a text. Based upon the above characteristics, the author builds the actual methodological model for finding a central part(s) or peak(s).

Keywords: discourse analysis; linguistics-based biblicalinterpretation



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