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Daneš, František. 1974. Functional sentence perspective and the organization of the text. In Daneš, František, ed. Papers on functional sentence perspective. Mouton. pp. 106–128.
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D. argues that a coherent text could be described in terms of an underlying thematic progression and a rhematic sequence of semantic relations obtaining between the particular rhemes. In other words, though the grammar of texts should not be reduced to functional sentence perspective, the theme-rheme structure (normally placed at the level of the clause) can be generalized to texts.