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Title: Information Structure, Discourse Structure and Grammatical Structure
Edited By: Bart Defrancq
Gudrun Rawoens
Els Tobback
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/bjl.26
Series Title: Belgian Journal of Linguistics 26
Description:

This volume is a collection of papers dealing with the close connection between discourse and grammar, illustrating the many, sometimes conflicting, facets of that relationship in various European languages. Central to all contributions is their focus on diverse aspects of clause combination and on the various parameters, such as information structure, that have a special tie with clause combination. Most of the papers are centred around subordination as a grammatical structure and its status in a discourse. With a few notable exceptions, subordination has been thought of as part of the discursive background. This volume adduces convincing evidence from the field of deictic/anaphoric items, information structure and rhetorical structure in favour of a more nuanced approach to the status of subordination in discourse. It also illustrates how rhetorical patterns in discourse give rise, through a grammaticalisation process, to new interclausal dependencies.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Linguistic Theories
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789027226860
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