Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota Session
From the introduction: "In this paper, I will be making a small exploration into the question: What variety is present in human languages in regard to a basic, unmarked pragmatic configuration? After presenting some preliminary notions (Sect. 2) and the evidence for Topic-Comment in Mbyá Guaraní, Comment-Topic in Hixkaryana, and Focus-Presupposition in Xavante (Sect. 3-5), I will discuss the problem of V-only languages (Sect. 6), and then some considerations regarding a universal framework for the study of pragmatic configurations (Sect.7)."
Dooley, Robert A.
"Basic configurations of pragmatic structuring,"
Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota Session: Vol. 31, Article 1.
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