Departmental Bulletin Paper The influence of subject NPs in the structuring of discourse : A case study of as-clauses expressing reasons

Yamada, Yoko

99pp.211 - 229 , 2015-09 , 新潟大学経済学会
This study investigates the structure of discourse organised by main and as-clauses expressing reasons (henceforth as-clauses), especially focusing on the discourse properties of subject NPs in clauses. To date, detailed investigations of as-clauses have been limited; consequently, not much is known about the structure of discourse organised by main and as-clauses. Examining empirical data by applying the consciousness-based approach to information flow proposed by Chafe (1994), this study demonstrates how the usage of as-clauses is pragmatically motivated.

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