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ERIC Number: EJ595141
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0388-0001
The Inference-Boundary Model: Reinterpreting Theme and Rheme.
Ping, Alvin Leong
Language Sciences, v22 n1 p1-26 Jan 2000
The Hallidayan notions of theme and rheme pose an interesting challenge to linguists in their attempts to pin them down more specifically. Argues that, because the thematic structure of the clause organizes itself as a message, a useful starting point in theme/rheme research is an understanding of how clausal messages are typically processed by language users. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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