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ERIC Number: EJ144838
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Publication Date: 1976
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The Origins of Syntax in Discourse: A Case Study of Tok Pisin Relatives
Sankoff, Gillian; Brown, Penelope
Language, 52, 3, 631-666, Sep 76
This article discusses the discourse functions of relativization. Relativization is seen as an instance of the application of "bracketing" devices used in the organization of information. Syntactic structure is thus seen as a component of, and derivative from, discourse structure. (CLK)
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