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Title: The Syntax of Sentence and Text: A Festschrift for Frantiek Dane
Edited By: Svetla Cmejrkova
Frantiek Ticha
Series Title: Linguistic and Literary Studies in Eastem Europe:
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Published in honour of his 75th birthday, this volume celebrates Dane' international contribution to the development of Prague School functionalism, the theory of functional sentence perspective, discourse studies and semantics. Contributions by: Robert de Beaugrande; Andrej Boguslawski; Alexandr Bondarko; Svetla Cmejrkova, Maria-Elisabeth Conte; Martin Davies; Wolfgang Dressler; Anna Duszak; Nils Erik Enkvist; Jan Firbas; Paul L. Garvin; Roland Harweg; Jana Hoffmanova; Miroslav Komarek; Jirm Kraus; Philip L. Luelsdorff, Eva Machackova; Olga Miillerova, Igor Nemec; Janos Sander Petvfi; Hansjakob Seiler; Sorin Stati; Frantiek ticha; Eugenius Uhlenbeck; Ludmila Uhlirova; Joseph Vachek; Eija Ventola.

Publication Year: 1994
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Linguistic Theories
Semantics
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ISBN: 1556192673
ISBN-13: 9781556192678
Pages: 398
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ISBN: 9027215510
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