In this seminar, we will first learn the main concepts of discourse, including different approaches on the discourse-related linguistic phenomena. The overview of discourse theories will be provided from the point of view of relations and conceptions. We will compare different theories and approaches, also from a multilingual perspective. We will also learn about the studies of discourse in machine translation. Then, we will use corpus-based methods to analyse these phenomena in both non-translated and translated texts, including those produced with machine translation systems.
More details on the course website (accessible via VPN only!): http://fedora.clarin-d.uni-saarland.de/unserwiki/doku.php?id=teaching:ss_2019:ps_discoursehmt