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Tense Sequence in Procedural Discourse

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Item Summary Reid, Lawrence A. 2014-05-07T17:26:10Z 2014-05-07T17:26:10Z 1971
dc.identifier.citation Reid, Lawrence. "Tense Sequence in Procedural Discourse." The Archive 2, no. 2 (1971): 15-42.
dc.description.abstract One of the fallacies of some current grammatical theories is that the symbol which dominates all others is S. Given a grammar which adequately accounts for all sentences in a given language, it will still fall far short of an adequate account of the grammatical structure of that language unless it also accounts for the structures of which the sentences are a constituent part. Just as words relate to each other in various ways to form various types of phrases, so phrases relate to each other to form predications, and predications relate, in various ways, some specifiable in terms of formal. Logic and others not, to form various types of statement. Statements likewise relate in various formal ways to form structures of higher level, or greater internal complexity, traditionally called paragraphs, and these join together by various formal means to form the structure which really dominates all structures, the discourse.
dc.format.extent 29 pages
dc.relation.ispartofseries Archive
dc.relation.ispartofseries vol. 2
dc.relation.ispartofseries no. 2
dc.subject Discourse structure
dc.subject Verbal morphology
dc.subject.lcsh Grammar, Comparative and general
dc.subject.lcsh Philippine languages
dc.title Tense Sequence in Procedural Discourse
dc.type Article
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