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Functional Sentence Perspective in Written and Spoken Communication : Studies in English Language - Jan Firbas

Functional Sentence Perspective in Written and Spoken Communication

Studies in English Language

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Published: 31st July 1992
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The Prague School theory of functional sentence perspective (FSP) is concerned with the distribution of information as determined by all meaningful elements in a written or spoken sentence, such as intonation, word order and context. Jan Firbas discusses the key phenomenon of communicative dynamism, which the sentence elements carry in different degrees, and the distribution of which determines the orientation or perspective of the sentence.

Preface
List of abbreviations
Functional Sentence Perspective in Written Communication
Introduction
The sentence and the carriers of communicative dynamism
The contextual factor
The semantic factor
The theme and the non-theme
Some special issues of the theory of functional sentence perspective
Word order and functional sentence perspective
Functional Sentence Perspective in Spoken Communication
Non-prosodic distribution of degrees of communicative dynamism and degrees of prosodic prominence
Some more observations on the relationship between the non-prosodic distribution of communicative dynamism and that of prosodic prominence
Analyses of two spoken texts
Some special issues concerning functional sentence perspective in the spoken language
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521373081
ISBN-10: 0521373085
Series: Studies in English Language
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 31st July 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.55