THEME-RHEME ORGANIZATION IN TURKISH A FUNCTIONAL-PRAGMATIC APPROACH

  • Mohammad Jafar Jabbari Department of English, Yasouj University, Yasouj, Iran
  • Ali Kazemi Department of English, Yasouj University, Yasouj, Iran
  • Reza Kafipour Department of English, International Branch, Shiraz University of medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

Abstract

Turkish does not tend to use passive sentences much less than English and some other European Languages. Passive is used when the doer of the action is not present in the sentence for any reason. On the other hand, in Turkish, unlike English and many other European languages, case is assigned to noun phrases (NPs) overtly and by affixation. This article aims to find the correlation between case assignment type and passive formation, to explain why Turkish does not tend to form agentive passive sentences, and to introduce a non-passive alternative for agentive passive sentences, within the framework of Functional Sentence Perspective (FSP).

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Published
2012-11-30
How to Cite
Jabbari, M. J., Kazemi, A., & Kafipour, R. (2012). THEME-RHEME ORGANIZATION IN TURKISH A FUNCTIONAL-PRAGMATIC APPROACH. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 8(26). https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2012.v8n26p%p