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Maas, Utz. 1972. Subjekt, Präsuppositionen, mein Freund Falk und das Ungeheuer von Loch Ness. Linguistics 93 : 44–69.
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M. shows (i) that it is very difficult to define the notion 'subject' in a syntactic theory, and (ii) that the pragmatic distinction between theme and rheme is a good candidate for a universal category, signalling the presuppositions connected with an utterance.