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Information structure and sentence form

topic, focus, and the mental representations of discourse referents

by Knud Lambrecht

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York, NY, USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Grammar, Comparative and general -- Sentences.,
  • Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.,
  • Discourse analysis.,
  • Pragmatics.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 362-375) and index.

    StatementKnud Lambrecht.
    SeriesCambridge studies in linguistics
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP295 .L36 1994
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 388 p. ;
    Number of Pages388
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1420289M
    ISBN 100521380561
    LC Control Number93030380


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Students can also benefit from getting a peak at the way teachers like us think about writing a good sentence. Unlike the previous parts of the sentence, a sentence can contain an indefinite number of adverbials, although in practice it's a good idea to keep them few in number.

Complement A complement is used with verbs like be, seem, look etc. Complements give more information about the subject or, in some structures, about the object.

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