1 The Department of German, Faculty of Humanities, Aarhus University, Aarhus University2 School of Communication and Culture - German, School of Communication and Culture, Arts, Aarhus University3 School of Communication and Culture - German, School of Communication and Culture, Arts, Aarhus University
The purpose of the article is to propose 'decidability' as a new criterion for theories aiming at analysing empirical texts. Originally, 'decidability' was developed as a formal concept (Gödel 1931). In this paper, I show some of the consequences of applying the criterion of decidability to text analyses as conducted within a cognitively motivated theory of discourse.
Kalba Ir Kontekstai / Language in Different Contexts, 2006, p. 116-126