Syntactic construction, information structure and textual role : an interface view of the cleft sentence

Název: Syntactic construction, information structure and textual role : an interface view of the cleft sentence
Zdrojový dokument: Brno studies in English. 2010, roč. 36, č. 1, s. [29]-45
  • ISSN
    0524-6881 (print)
    1805-0867 (online)
Type: Článek
Licence: Neurčená licence

Upozornění: Tyto citace jsou generovány automaticky. Nemusí být zcela správně podle citačních pravidel.

The paper addresses the FSP structure of the cleft sentence from the viewpoint of its role in the text build-up. This point is studied in two sorts of text, academic prose and fiction, in regard to the role of it-clefts at different stages in the development of textual themes. The stylistic aspect of the paper focuses on the different subtypes of the cleft construction with the aim of ascertaining whether their distribution and textual roles in the two texts under study may operate as style markers. The paper attempts to contribute to the study of these questions by expounding the syntax – FSP – text interface.
[1] Dušková, Libuše (1993) 'On some syntactic and FSP aspects of the cleft construction in English'. Prague Studies in English 20, Acta Universitatis Caroliane – Philologica 1, 71–87. Reprinted in Dušková (1999), 318–332.

[2] Dušková, Libuše (1999) Studies in the English Language. Parts 1 and 2. Prague: Karolinum – Charles University Press.

[3] Dušková, Libuše (2005) 'From the heritage of Vilém Mathesius and Jan Firbas: Syntax in the service of FSP'. In: Chovanec, Jan (ed.) Theory and Practice in English Studies 3. Proceedings from the Eighth Conference of English, American and Canadian Studies. Brno: Masaryk University, 7–23.

[4] Dušková, Libuše (2006) 'Some thoughts on potentiality in syntactic and FSP structure'. In Smolka, Vladislav (ed.) The Dynamics of the Language System. South Bohemian Anglo-American Studies 2. České Budějovice: University of South Bohemia, 3–13.

[5] Dušková, Libuše (2010) 'Rozvíjení tématu v akademickém a narativním textu'. [Theme movement in academic and narrative text]. In: Čmejrková, Světla, Jana Hoffmannová and Eva Havlová (eds.) Užívání a prožívání jazyka. K 90. narozeninám Františka Daneše. Prague: Karolinum – Charles University Press, 253–260.

[6] Firbas, Jan (1992) Functional Sentence Perspective in Written and Spoken Communication. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

[7] Firbas, Jan (1994) 'Substantiating Daneš's view of givenness as a graded phenomenon'. In Čmejrková, Světla and František Štícha (eds.) The Syntax of Sentence and Text. Amsterdam/ Philadelphia: Benjamins, 119–129.

[8] Firbas, Jan (1995) 'Retrievability span in functional sentence perspective'. Brno Studies in English 21, 17–45.

[9] Hasselgård, Hilde (2004) 'Adverbials in it-cleft constructions'. Language and Computers 49, 195–211.

[10] Huddleston, Rodney and Geoffrey K. Pullum (2002) The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

[11] Prince, Ellen F. (1978) 'A comparison of it-clefts and wh-clefts in discourse'. Language 54, 883–906. | DOI 10.2307/413238

[12] Quirk, Randolph, Sidney Greenbaum, Geoffrey Leech, and Jan Svartvik (1985) A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. London: Longman.

[13] James, P.D. (1994) Original Sin. London and Boston: Faber and Faber.

[14] Matthews, P.H. (1994) Grammatical Theory in the United States from Bloomfield to Chomsky. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (1st ed. 1993).

[15] Morris, D. (1986) The Naked Ape. London: Triad Grafton Books. (1st ed. 1967, Jonathan Cape Ltd., Great Britain).