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Author Lambrecht, Knud.

Title Topic, antitopic and verb agreement in non-standard French / Knud Lambrecht.

Imprint Amsterdam : J. Benjamins, 1981.

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Description 1 online resource (113 pages) : illustrations.
Series Pragmatics & beyond, 0166-6528 ; 2:6
Pragmatics & beyond ; 2:6.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
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Summary The author describes and explains the syntactic and pragmatic properties of the nominal and pronominal elements in sentences of the types Ces Romains ils sont fous and Ils sont fous, ces Romains, which, in spite of their frequent occurrence, have so far received little attention among linguist and grammarians. He argues that far from having the marginal status of a linguistic anomaly, the cooccurrence in the same clause of coreferential nouns and pronouns is one formal manifestation of an important functional principle in modern French: the encoding of a topic-comment relationship in the surface structure of the sentence. The pronouns in sentences such as the ones mentioned are interpeted as agreement markers. The syntactic and semantic differences between topics and anti-topics are analyzed.
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Subject French language -- Topic and comment.
French language -- Sentences.
French language -- Variation.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Lambrecht, Knud. Topic, antitopic, and verb agreement in non-standard French. Amsterdam : J. Benjamins ; Philadelphia, Pa. : J. Benjamins North America [distributor], 1981 (DLC) 82204077 (OCoLC)8999318
ISBN 9789027280794 (electronic bk.)
9027280797 (electronic bk.)
9027225265 (pbk.)