Thematic segment; thematic chains; rhematic chains; theme; rheme; information structure of discourse
Neophilologica, T. 25 (2013), s. 67-79
The aim of this paper is to analyse the relations between thematic segments which constitue
the intermediate level of information structure in discourse. The information structures are defined
as hierarchically organized thematic-rhematic structures and, in their thematic part, the author distinguishes
three levels represented by: global theme, theme of thematic segments and theme of sentence.
The author focuses her attention on possible thematic-rhematic configurations appearing in
the place where thematic segments contact.