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ERIC Number: EJ173723
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1977
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The Effect of a Pragmatic Presupposition on Syntactic Structure in Question Answering
Bock, Kathryn
Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 16, 6, 723-34, Dec 77
An investigation of the relationship between a speaker's decision to treat portions of the information in a sentence as given or new and the syntactic form of the sentence produced. A tendency of English speakers to use alternative surface structure rules to present given information before new information is demonstrated. (AMH)
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