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Query:   Discourse Initial 'And'
Author:  George Huttar
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Discourse Analysis

Summary:   In Linguistlist 14.1163, 22 April 2003, I posted a summary to this query.

I am now adding that the following article, based in part on Linguistlist
members' responses, was published (despite its official date given below)
in July 2004:

Huttar, Charles A. 2002. Introductory And as a Device in Poetry-Making.
Philological Quarterly 81.139-157.

Linguistlist readers may be particularly interested in the use made of
notions from Sperber, Wilson, Blakemore, and Noh.

George Huttar

LL Issue: 16.569
Date Posted: 24-Feb-2005
Original Query: Read original query


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