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: 28/10/2016
- Category: Semantics
- ISBN: 9781138224612