Focus, Coherence and Emphasis, Hardback Book

Focus, Coherence and Emphasis Hardback

Edited by Paul Werth

Part of the RLE: Discourse Analysis series


First published in 1984, this book examines a number of questions on the boundary of competence and performance - whose solutions have implications for linguistic theory in general.

In particular, the form of grammatical statements, the relationship between various rules of grammar, the interaction between sentence in a sequence, and the inferences to be drawn from linguistic behaviour to linguistic knowledge.

The author argues that many grammatical processes, inadequately handled by conventional sentence-grammars, require a text grammar in which the basic constitutive processes of information and deixis can be specified.

They ago further to investigate the novel hypothesis that emphatic structure provides a crucial condition for the application of transformational rules, paying particular attention to the `movement-rules' using mostly data culled from actual usage.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 303 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Semantics
  • ISBN: 9781138224612


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