Syntactic Deviation Essay

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This paper investigates the issue of syntactic deviation: word order (fronting, postponement, and discontinuity) from stylistic point of view. The construction here exemplified by clauses in T.S Eliot’s poem “The Waste Land”. Biber et al (1999:900) pointed out; “fronting has to do with placing core elements which tend to appear after the verb in pre-verbal position”. The purpose of the study is to examine obligatory adjunct, optional adjunct, and direct object and object complement fronting construction, focusing on the constituent placed in initial position. Moreover, to examine the direct object, notional subject, and adjectives postponement fronting construction, focusing on the constituent when it is extracted from its normal position …show more content…
Moreover, to examine the direct object, notional subject, and adjectives postponement fronting construction, focusing on the constituent when it is extracted from its normal position in the unmarked structure to the marked position. Finally, to examine the discontinuity of broken order subjects, broken order of verbs and postponement of relative clauses.

Question:
1) How does word order with the strategies of fronting, postponement, and discontinuity affect meaning in T. S. Eliot’s poem “The Waste Land”?

Methodology The researcher chose from Eliot’s poems “The Waste Land” poem, which followed the structure of word order that includes (fronting, postponement, and discontinuity) then analyzed it by referring to the four types of sentence constituents that can be fronted such as obligatory adjunct, optional adjunct, direct object and object complement. And, the Postponement of direct object, notional subject, and adjectives. Moreover, the discontinuity of broken order subjects, broken order of verbs and postponement of relative clauses.

Chapter 2
Analysis/Discussion
Word order in Eliot’s poem “The Waste Land” will be treated in terms of fronting, postponement and discontinuity.
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