SOME FUNCTIONS OF ELLIPSIS IN RELIGIOUS TEXTS

Abbas Deygan Darweesh Al-duleimi

Abstract


Ellipsis is the non-expression of sentence elements whose meaning can be retrieved by the addressee. In grammatical analysis ellipsis is a term used for a sentence, where for reasons of economy, emphasis or style a part of the structure has been omitted. Using ellipsis can restrict possible readings, express otherwise ineffable meanings, clarify discourse functions and establish rapport between the addresser and the addressee.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19044/esj.2013.v9n19p%25p


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