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Topic continuity in discourse [electronic resource] : a quantitative cross-language study / T. Giv�on [editor].

Contributor(s): Giv�on, Talmy, 1936-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Typological studies in language: v. 3.Publisher: Amsterdam : Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 1983Description: 1 online resource (498 p.).ISBN: 9789027280251 (electronic bk.); 9027280258 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Discourse analysis | Grammar, Comparative and general -- Topic and comment | Grammar, Comparative and general | Language and languages | FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Miscellaneous | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Semantics | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / ReferenceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Topic Continuity in Discourse : A quantitative cross-language studyDDC classification: 400 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
TOPIC CONTINUITY IN DISCOURSE: A QUANTITATIVE CROSS-LANGUAGE STUDY; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; TABLE OF CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; NOTES; TOPICCONTINUITYIN JAPANESE; TOPICCONTINUITY IN WRITTEN AMHARICNARRATIVE; TOPICCONTINUITY AND WORD-ORDER PRAGMATICS IN UTE; TOPIC CONTINUITY IN BIBLICAL HEBREW NARRATIVE; TOPIC CONTINUITY AND DISCONTINmTY IN DISCOURSE: A STUDY OF SPOKEN LATIN-AMERICAN SPANISH; TOPIC CONTINUITY IN WRITTEN ENGLISH NARRATIVE; TOPIC CONTINUITY IN SPOKEN ENGLISH; SOME DIMENSIONS OF TOPIC-NP CONTINUITY IN HAUSA NARRATIVE.
Topic continuity and the voicing system of an ergative language: chamorroindex of names.
Summary: The functional notion of "topic" or "topicality" has suffered, traditionally, from two distinct drawbacks. First, it has remained largely ill defined or intuitively defined. And second, quite often its definition boiled down to structure-dependent circularity. This volume represents a major departure from past practices, without rejecting both their intuitive appeal and the many good results yielded by them. First, "topic" and "topicality" are re-analyzed as a scalar property, rather than as an either/or discrete prime. Second, the graded property of "topicality" is firmly connected with sensi.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

TOPIC CONTINUITY IN DISCOURSE: A QUANTITATIVE CROSS-LANGUAGE STUDY; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; TABLE OF CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; NOTES; TOPICCONTINUITYIN JAPANESE; TOPICCONTINUITY IN WRITTEN AMHARICNARRATIVE; TOPICCONTINUITY AND WORD-ORDER PRAGMATICS IN UTE; TOPIC CONTINUITY IN BIBLICAL HEBREW NARRATIVE; TOPIC CONTINUITY AND DISCONTINmTY IN DISCOURSE: A STUDY OF SPOKEN LATIN-AMERICAN SPANISH; TOPIC CONTINUITY IN WRITTEN ENGLISH NARRATIVE; TOPIC CONTINUITY IN SPOKEN ENGLISH; SOME DIMENSIONS OF TOPIC-NP CONTINUITY IN HAUSA NARRATIVE.

Topic continuity and the voicing system of an ergative language: chamorroindex of names.

The functional notion of "topic" or "topicality" has suffered, traditionally, from two distinct drawbacks. First, it has remained largely ill defined or intuitively defined. And second, quite often its definition boiled down to structure-dependent circularity. This volume represents a major departure from past practices, without rejecting both their intuitive appeal and the many good results yielded by them. First, "topic" and "topicality" are re-analyzed as a scalar property, rather than as an either/or discrete prime. Second, the graded property of "topicality" is firmly connected with sensi.

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