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ERIC Number: ED088291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Pages: 37
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Passives, Pronouns, and Themes and Rhemes.
Hinds, John
The "direct discourse analysis" introduced by Susumu Kuno is examined and found to be inadequate. To account for the data Kuno discusses, as well as for related data, a new approach to transformations is suggested. By determining the function, rather than the form, of a transformation, certain predictions are possible. Primary is the prediction that two or more grammatical devices may not apply to achieve antagonistic purposes in terms of theme-rheme distinctions. That is, no grammatical device may be used to indicate that an element of a sentence is the theme (or rheme) if another device has already been used to indicate the opposite. (Author/DD)
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