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Allerton, D.J. 1978. The notion of 'givenness' and its relation to presupposition and to theme. Lingua 44 : 133–168.
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Givenness concerns (the speaker's assumption about) the addressee's awareness of things about him. Presuppositions concern the beliefs of the speaker and the addressee. Themeness is a matter of linguistic performance, concerning the way sentences are planned and the order in which their constituent parts are processed.