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Information structure and sentence form : topic, focus, and the mental representations of discourse referents

Author: Knud Lambrecht
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do languages have so many different ways of expressing the same idea? Professor Lambrecht addresses this question through an investigation of the 'information structure' of sentences. His  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Knud Lambrecht
ISBN: 9781316039496 1316039498
OCLC Number: 1100677082
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Information; 3. The mental representations of discourse referents; 4. Pragmatic relations: topic; 5. Pragmatic relations: focus; 6. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Knud Lambrecht.

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