On Discourse Structure in Italian and Danish

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dc.contributor.author Gylling, Morten
dc.contributor.author Korzen, Iørn
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-31
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-01T10:19:10Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-01T10:19:10Z
dc.date.issued 2012-03-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8415
dc.description.abstract This paper examines some typological differences in the discourse structure of Italian and Danish. The results of the study indicate that there are significant differences in information packing in the two languages, especially in their use of deverbalisation. Italian sentences tend to include a larger number of Elementary Discourse Units (EDUs), especially propositions, than Danish. A higher percentage of these is rhetorically backgrounded by means of non-finite and nominalised predicates. Danish text structure, on the other hand, is more informationally linear and characteristic of a higher number of finite verbs and topic shifts. The study also suggests that a more fine-grained classification of non-finite and nominalised EDUs is needed for a complete in-depth analysis of discourse constraints in different language families. en_US
dc.format.extent 7 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.subject.other Discourse structure en_US
dc.subject.other Typology en_US
dc.subject.other Information packing en_US
dc.subject.other Deverbalisation en_US
dc.title On Discourse Structure in Italian and Danish en_US
dc.type cp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt12mar01 lbjl en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Internationale Sprogstudier og Vidensteknologi ( en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort ISV( en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of International Language Studies and Computational Linguistics( en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort ISV( en_US
dc.description.notes Paper presented at CID 4 2011 Constraints of Discource, Agay, France en_US
dc.idnumber x65631647x en_US
dc.publisher.city Agay en_US
dc.publisher.year 2011 en_US


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