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Gorbet, Larry. 1979. On discourse syntactic consequences of certain short topic sentences. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society 5 : 558–566.
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An analysis of a small class of discourse containing the introducer 'tell me', in terms of surface syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic properties, intended to show that the segmentation into component sentences may have a syntactic (as well as a pragmatic) basis, which is to be accounted for in terms of the grammaticalization of functional factors.