Transitivity & Grounding

Stuart Payton Robinson Stuart.Robinson at ANU.EDU.AU
Fri Jan 8 03:14:35 UTC 1999

Hello, everyone. Many thanks for the replies I've received to my posting
about transitivity. I have another question which I was hoping that
others could answer. Hopper and Thompson claim that transitivity derives
it prominence from its association with foregrounding, a claim which I
think requires a fairly high correlation between foregrounding and high
transitivity properties. Who else has looked at the relationship between
the two? Do such follow-up studies generally confirm or disconfirm the
proposed relationship? Thanks in advance.

Stuart Robinson

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