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

Title: Syntactic construction, information structure and textual role : an interface view of the cleft sentence
Source document: Brno studies in English. 2010, vol. 36, iss. 1, pp. [29]-45
Extent
[29]-45
  • ISSN
    0524-6881 (print)
    1805-0867 (online)
Type: Article
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Abstract(s)
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.