ERIC Number: EJ494954
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: 0
Information Status and Word Order: An Analysis of English Inversion.
Birner, Betty J.
Language, v70 n2 p233-59 Jun 1994
Presents a discourse-functional account of English inversion, based on an examination of a large corpus of naturally occurring tokens. It is argued that inversion serves an information-packaging function and that felicitous inversion depends on the relative discourse-familiarity of the information represented by the preposed and postposed constituents. (52 references) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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