Publication details [#1104]

Barry, Roberta. 1975. Topic in Chinese: An overlap of meaning, grammar, and discourse function. Papers from the Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society 11 (Parasession on functionalism) : 1–9.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject


Topic is said to have the function of specifying the relevant universe of discourse of its comment. In that way it is important in the grammatical structure of the sentence as well as in the structuring of the discourse. The argument is mainly based on Chinese examples.