More Information about Topic and Stress

Here is some more detailed information about topic and stress. This is fairly undigested material from the ENWR 380 packet; it's probably not a good idea to share these pages directly with students; better to explain the ideas to them. If you have questions about the material, please ask Jon or Greg.
Sentence Topics

Subjects and Topics

Topics and the Topic Position

Passives in Scientific Writing

Problem of the First Person

Clear and Forceful Information Flow

How to Use the Stress Position Strategically

Stress as an Announcement of What's to Come

Tips for Managing Emphasis

Problems with Information Flow/ Example