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Latin Word OrderStructured Meaning and Information$
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A. M. Devine and Laurence D. Stephens

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195181685

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181685.001.0001

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INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

Chapter:
(p.3) INTRODUCTION
Source:
Latin Word Order
Author(s):

A. M. Devine (Contributor Webpage)

Laurence D. Stephens

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181685.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the importance of word order in the elicitation of textual meaning and methodologies for studying word order. It surveys theoretical concepts used in the book, including thematic roles, pragmatic (informational) structure, tripartite structures, semantics of focus, typetheoretical notation, discourse configurationality, and prosodic structure.

Keywords:   informational structure, tripartite structure, typetheoretical notation, discourse configurationality, prosody

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