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theme/rheme markers

From:O'Connell James <jamestomas2@...>
Date:Thursday, June 28, 2001, 20:48
Ok, I came up with this system for Elenyo, and I was
wondering if anyone had a comparable system in their
own lang. This presumes knowledge of prague school

Marker A - Introduces a piece of text in which the
first sentence is entirely rheme and is a new topic of
conversation entirelly, such as the 'ok' at the
beginning of this text :)

Marker B - Marks the end of the previous theme and
states that the following rheme will also be a new
topic of conversation.

Marker C - Comparative rheme - Introduces a new idea
with rheme that contrasts with the previous theme and
rheme. like english 'now on the other hand...'

Marker D - Complentative rheme - Introduces more
rheme, yet still on the same topic of conversation as
the previous theme. Like english 'furthermore,

Marker E - Marks the end of ttheme and rheme based on
that topic of conversation. English equivalent 'full
stop.' or 'period' or 'kaput.'

Note that these terms arn't exclusively related to
theme/rheme but also to the less terminological 'topic
of conversation' idea.


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