Structural Dichotomy in the Theory of Functional Sentence Perspective



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The domain of the theory of functional sentence perspective (FSP) has been explored mostly on the sentential level. Recently, however, attention has been paid also to the functional picture of higher hierarchical levels of text; the research has shown that an FSP analysis of a distributional macrofield (a paragraph, a chapter) is a promising step taken in the study of FSP and that it can reveal significant characteristic features of a whole text. The article examines the distributional macrofield from the point of view of FSP, focusing on the horizontal and vertical relations operating within the text. The paper also discusses these horizontal-vertical relations within FSP analysis with regards to the dichotomy concepts offered by Ferdinand de Saussure.


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