functional sentence perspective

noun Linguistics.

the organization of a sentence in terms of the role of its elements in distinguishing between old and new information, especially the division of a sentence into theme and rheme.

Nearby words

  1. functional murmur,
  2. functional neurosurgery,
  3. functional occlusion,
  4. functional representation,
  5. functional residual capacity,
  6. functional shift,
  7. functional splint,
  8. functional water,
  9. functionalism,
  10. functionalist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019