Contrastive Discourse Analysis - Functional and Corpus Perspectives - Maite Taboada

Contrastive Discourse Analysis - Functional and Corpus Perspectives - Maite Taboada

Word order and information structure in English and Swedish

Contrastive Discourse Analysis - Functional and Corpus Perspectives - Maite Taboada

Jennifer Herriman
University of Gothenburg

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This chapter compares word order changes in English and Swedish, and shows that Swedish follows the principles of information and end-weight more strictly than English. This is supported by empirical evidence from comparisons of original texts in English and Swedish and their translations, and comparisons of writing in English by Swedish advanced learners and native speaker students, where an overuse of certain re-ordering reflects the transfer of a different usage in Swedish.

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Herriman, Jennifer. Word order and information structure in English and Swedish. Contrastive Discourse Analysis - Functional and Corpus Perspectives. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 123-142 May 2013. ISBN 9781908049759. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21772. Date accessed: 19 Jan 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21772. May 2013

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