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Pragmatics

Related to Semantics, Information structure. Changes based on if information is new or given

2

Given

A man blew a bubble. He stopped.

3

Fronting

Enrique, I can't stand. Information is given, everyone knows Enrique.

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New

The man was bitten (by the dog). Russian puts new information at the end

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Clefting

It was Gracie I couldn't stand. Bringing Gracie in is new information

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Topic/Comment Language

L'etat, c'est moi. Spanish was topic/comment but eventually dropped the topic so only the comment remains