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The definition of thetic in functional linguistics



Date Submitted: 15-Oct-2012
From: Mi Hui
Subject: The definition of thetic in functional linguistics
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Notice: What's the exact definition of thetic according to Mathesius? Could anyone give me some examples about your explanation?