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A corpus-based contrastive analysis of local coherence in L1 and L2 German

@inproceedings{Breckle2010ACC,
  title={A corpus-based contrastive analysis of local coherence in L1 and L2 German},
  author={Margit Breckle and Heike Zinsmeister},
  year={2010}
}
The sentence-initial constituent of declarative main clauses in German that immediately precedes the finite verb (the Vorfeld, ‘prefield’) is not grammatically determined, but is rather influenced by information structure i.e. the presentation of old and new information in a sentence. It contributes to local coherence – the fluency of a text on a sentence-by-sentence basis – by linking a sentence to its textual context, e.g. by coreferring elements, and other pragmatic means. In this study we… Expand

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