Publication details [#2958]

Edwards, Elizabeth A. 1979. Topic marking in Haida. International Journal of American Linguistics 45 (2) : 149–156.
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Word order in Haida is determined by the communicative importance of the elements, following a topic-comment distinction. If the foregrounded elements are not only communicatively most important but also carry special emphasis, they will be marked by a topic-marking particle.