|Title||Функционална изреченска перспектива и интонация при съобщителните изречения в английския и българския език|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1984|
|Journal||Съпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics|
The paper discusses the results of an auditive experiment conducted with native speakers of English and Bulgarian. The purpose of the experiment was to compare English and Bulgarian monosyntagmatic utterances in terms of the theory of functional sentence perspective. Emphasis was laid on intonation as a basic means of expressing functional sentence perspective. Declarative statements and negative sentences with various semantic structures were analysed. It was proved once again that intonation plays a highly significant role in expressing functional sentence perspective in English. Intonation has similar functions in Bulgarian and is often combined with word order.