A grammar of the Persian language by by Sir William Jones.

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Also told them... ⇐ unacceptable alternative to e. The shift in aspectual coherence between (12d) and (12e) demands terminating the chain with a period in (12d), explicitly marking the new aspect in the new chain-initial clause (12e), and explicitly re-coding the subject in (12e). Consider next the consequences of breaking the continuity of sequential action: ( 13) Increased finiteness due to sequential action break: a. He came into the room, b. stopped, c. saw the woman on the couch, d. looked at her briefly e.

Consider, finally, the consequences of a break in referential coherence: (15) Increased finiteness due to referential discontinuity: a. He came into the room, b. stopped, c. saw the woman on the couch, d. looked at her briefly e. and wondered why she was there. ⇐ break in referential f. After a minute she looked at him... continuity g. * , (she) looked at him and... ⇐ unacceptable alternative to f. 18 A break in any of these sub­ components of coherence precipitates more finite marking of the clause.

And the only way it can be shown is by quantification and inferential statistics. Unfortunately, the most common functionalist approach to method is roughly this: ( 13) The Pull-em-out-of-the-text functionalist methodology: a. Make a hypothesis that grammatical Form A has the commu­ nicative Function X. b. Look for some real text ('communication'). c. Identify (one, some, or many) instances in the text where Form A is paired with Function X. d. Declare your hypothesis proven. This sad caricature of method glosses over a number of relevant questions.

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