Publication details [#5809]

Kuno, Susumu. 1978. Two topics on discourse principles. Descriptive and Applied Linguistics 11 : 1–29.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language


K. discusses a variety of principles determining the order of constituents in utterances, viz. the 'From-old-to-new' principle, the 'From-light-to-heavy' principle, empathy, and the principle of economy; more particularly, he tests some violations of these principles. In addition, he considers some violations of discourse principles involved in the use of quantifiers.