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Title: Subject in the Meta-Informative Centering Theory
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Author: André Włodarczyk
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Institution: Charles de Gaulle University
Author: Hélène Włodarczyk
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Institution: Université Paris Sorbonne - Paris IV
Linguistic Field: Pragmatics
Abstract: Meta-information concerns the way information is ordered: to achieve the ordering of non-linear representations as texts (sequences of linguistic utterances), the speaker must select a centre of attention (henceforth CA) and "predicate" about it. Hence, in our centering theory, the term "predicate" is reserved for the meta-informative level and is used in its initial Aristotelian sense.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed

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