Combinations of Predications

  • Robert E. Longacre
Part of the Topics in Language and Linguistics book series (TLLI)


While predications (Chapters 4, 5) are like atomic particles in discourse, the combining of predications into larger units is like building molecules of (often very) complex structure from atoms. Thus, predications (usually as surface structure clauses) build into sentences, paragraphs, and ultimately discourses.


Surface Structure Surrogate Action Lexical Item Universal Quantifier Sentence Type 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert E. Longacre
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  1. 1.Summer Institute of LinguisticsUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA

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