ERIC Number: ED160998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Discourse Functions of Inversion Constructions. Technical Report No. 98.
Green, Georgia M.
Inverted sentence order (order other than subject-verb-object) may be used to mimic the rhythm of real dialogue; give the play-by-play announcer time to come up with the player's name; indicate the relative importance of the subject, verb, and object; distribute information; and indicate connection with prior information. As a stylistic option, inversion also permits longer sentences which makes it possible to pack them with more information. (TJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.; Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.