[b-hebrew] Hebrew and English word order

C. Stirling Bartholomew threetreepoint at earthlink.net
Tue Jul 5 10:12:56 EDT 2005


On 7/5/05 1:05 AM, "David Gray" <david_gray at sil.org> wrote:

> To all discourse analysists out there!

 

I recently re-read Lenart de Regt¹s
> paper critiquing Alter¹s translation of Genesis, and specifically his use of
> word-order. One thing that Alter doesn¹t really discuss is how English handles
> topic, contrastive focus, and salient information. In order to properly
> critique Alter one would need to know this. Who has done work on discourse
> analysis of English?

Hello David,


Birner, Betty J., and Gregory Ward. 1998. Information status and
noncanonical word order in English. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

This looks promising but I have not read it.

kol tuv,

Clay Bartholomew 
 





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