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Dooley, Robert A. 1982. Options in the pragmatic structuring of Guarani sentences. Language 58 (2) : 307–331.
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The syntactic elements of a Guarani sentence are said to be partitioned into pragmatic components which, when related syntagmatically by scope and pragmatic function, typically form a right-branching structure. D. uses this kind of analysis to account for most occurrences of marked word order, intonation peaks, certain free subjects, various particles and other boundary phenomena.