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What is predictable information?

 

Definition
 

Predictable information is given information that the speaker assumes can be or could have been predicted by the addressee to occur in a particular position in the sentence.

Example
 
  • Ellipsed material in utterances is predictable information.
  • Generic
      Predictable information is a kind of
     
    Source
     

    Prince 1981 226, 232


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