Saturday, 12 March 2016

When New Information Isn't — But Repeated Information Is

Martin (1992: 455):
The pattern of interaction in [6:23] is outlined below, listing the text's News, hyper-New and macro-New.  The News of the introduction are listed (in plain face) but do not participate in this pattern; they participate instead in the complementary function of predicting the text's method of development reviewed above.

Blogger Comment:

To be clear, on this model, information that is presented by the writer as New to the reader in the introduction (Martin's macro-Theme) does not participate in the 'accumulation of New information'.

On the other hand, repeated information, paragraph summary and text summary, is deemed to be new: Martin's hyper-New and macro-New, respectively.