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domain

domain

This feature contains property at the level of text.

This feature is present on objects of type clause.

code description
? Unknown
N Narrative
D Discursive
Q Quotation
See also

The domain feature is the most embedded (i.e. the last letter of the) value returned by the feature txt. Example: The sequence of characters corresponds with embedding, so a clause having the txt value “QND”, will return the domain “D”.

Definition

A domain is characterised by the four main participants that constitute the communication. In theory there are two sets of ‘owners’, one viewed from the outside (Speaker and Audience), and one viewed from the inside of the domain (Sender and Addressee).

  • speaker: Actor who is the source of the communication, viewed from outside the domain.
  • audience: Actor to whom the communication is directed, viewed from outside the domain.
  • sender: Actor who is the source of the communication, viewed from within the domain.
  • addressee: Actor to whom the communication is directed, viewed from within the domain.
Note

The connection with txt needs more clarification.

Hint

Here is a sophisticated query by Oliver Glanz that makes use of this feature. It detects deviations in a discourse pattern. See the query on SHEBANQ.