Sentence topic vs. discourse topic
Revision as of 20:20, 28 June 2014 by NBlöcher
A distinction is often made made between the sentence topic, i.e. what a sentence is about, and a discourse topic, i.e. what a discourse is about.
Suppose we are talking about Mike's house:
- Mike's house was so comfortable and warm! He really didn't want to leave, but he couldn't afford the rent, you know. And it had such a nice garden in the back!
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