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Query:   Conclusion and Premise Indicators
Author:  Marianne J Washburn
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Discourse Analysis
Semantics

Summary:   For Query: Linguist 11.265

Some time ago I had sent out a query about conclusion and
premise indicators.
Thanks to those who responded:
A.F. Gupta
Geoffrey Simpson
Lameen Souag
Elijah Wright


Chinese does have conclusion and premise indicators, as does Arabic and
Japanese.

The following reference was also mentioned:
Li, Charles N & Sandra Thompson.1981.
MANDARIN CHINESE: A FUNCTIONAL REFERENCE GRAMMAR.
Berkely: UCLA Press. Chapter 23 (Sentence Linking)


Thank you once again.

Marianne Washburn

LL Issue: 11.546
Date Posted: 12-Mar-2000
Original Query: Read original query


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