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On Some Textual Aspects of FSP: Dynamic Semantic Tracks in Action


ADAM Martin

Year of publication 2012
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

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Description The conference contribution tries to throw some light on the operation of the dynamic semantic tracks and on their interpretative function in FSP, illustrating the method on a text extracted form the New Testament where an appropriate FSP analysis would not be otherwise unequivocal. In the paper we will try to demonstrate the essential function of the thematic and the rhematic tracks of the text, treating them from the point of view of their notional (semantic) homogeneity. The paper also sets out to demonstrate that texts generally manifest inner qualities that are capable of distributing the degrees of communicative dynamism over higher hierarchical units, above all the functional units within the rhematic layer of the text, in which the most dynamic development of communication takes place. The whole communicative macrofield then displays a theme – transition – rheme structure at the textual level, implementing either the Presentation or Quality Scale.

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