Grounding of Information
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The division of information into foregrounded and backgrounded parts is called grounding. Probably a universal property of discourse, grounding is expressed through language-specific devices. In Greek, some aspectual, morphological, and syntactic features have been connected to grounding distinctions.

1. What is Grounding?

‘Grounding of information’ is a term that covers a vast array of phenomena, all of them co…

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Nicolas Bertrand, “Grounding of Information”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 18 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2013

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