A Functional Approach to the Status of Theme and Textual Development

Junying Kang
2016 Theory and Practice in Language Studies  
Theme is defined as the starting point for the message, the information contained within Themes correlates with the method of textual development, and contributes to the production of a coherent discourse. The present research takes an anecdote as the data, making an analysis about how the experiential, interpersonal and textual Theme elements are distributed in the anecdote and how they propel the text development, and how such choice and distribution of Themes lead to the realization of the
more » ... ealization of the communicative goal of the story.
doi:10.17507/tpls.0605.20 fatcat:l5yxdzbzhvabfh3m32xavgjtru