ERIC Number: EJ464190
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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The Discourse Functions of VP Preposing.
Ward, Gregory L.
Language, v66 n4 p742-63 Dec 1990
An analysis of a corpus of naturally-occurring data reveals that verb phrase preposing serves two functions in discourse: to affirm a speaker's belief in a salient proposition explicitly evoked in the prior discourse, or to suspend a speaker's belief in such a proposition. (29 references) (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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