Publication details [#3597]

Garcia, Erica C. 1983. Context dependence of language and of linguistic analysis. In Klein-Andreu, Flora, ed. Discourse perspectives on syntax. Academic Press. pp. 181–207.
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Article in book
Publication language
Language as a subject


An examination of how the solution of a linguistic problem depends on whether it is the sentence or discourse that serves as the vantage point for the analysis. The advantage of the discourse perspective is shown in an analysis accounting for both 'normal' and 'abnormal' uses of pronouns in Spanish prepositional phrases.