Global theme; generalising theme; information structure of discourse; hierarchy of information structure
Neophilologica, T. 25 (2013), s. 116-127
In this paper the author analyses the role of global and generalising themes in the information
structure of discourse defined as hierarchically organized thematic-rhematic structures. In their
thematic part, the author distinguishes three levels represented by : (1) global theme, (2) themes of
thematic segments and generalising themes, and (3) themes of sentences. The author focuses her attention
on possible localisation and functions of global and generalising themes in discourse.