Microstructural Analysis of Football Texts

Sade Olagunju


The paper investigates the microstructural elements in football texts. It explores the interclausal semantic relations of texts using van Dijk 1980 semantic macrostructures and Olagunju 2014 thoretical notion of microstructures of texts. Microstructural analysis involves not only the understanding of the sentential configuration of texts written separately but making connective inferences between the sentences and also integrating all sentences into a global representation of the meaning of the discourse. Microstructural analysis of text has to do with interclausal semantic relations which in turn realise the global semantic structure or macrostructures of text. van Dijk (1980:14) states that ‘the function of microstructure is to organise complex (micro) information. Without them we would only be able to have a large number of links between information units of the local level and not to be able to form larger chunks that have their proper meaning and function’.

DOI: 10.7176/JLLL/55-08

Publication date: April 30th 2019

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