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Who Is Who: Functional Pressure of the Dynamic-Semantic Tracks


ADAM Martin

Year of publication 2005
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Discourse and Interaction 1. Brno Seminar on Linguistic Studies in English Proceedings, Spisy Pedagogické fakulty Masarykovy univerzity, Vol.187, edited by Renata Povolná and Olga Dontcheva-Navrátilová
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Field Linguistics
Keywords FSP; functional; pressure; track; dynamic-semantic; Firbas
Description In addition to the three basic factors operating in functional sentence perspective - context, semantics and linear modification - there are two more (auxiliary) ways of possible interpretation of dubious cases: first it is the comparison with other languages, and, secondly, it is the functional pressure of notional homogeneity developing in the rheme proper layer. The paper tries to throw some light on this interpretative function of the rhematic layer, illustrating the method on a text where an appropriate FSP analysis would not be otherwise unequivocal.

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