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Part of a continuing study of Russian and English syntactic structure. The Memorandum proposes an explanatory model of the "suprasyntactic" structures of negation, interrogation, and, especially emphasis. This last category is treated as a formal linguistic operation parallel to negation and interrogation. All three categories are best described as operations ("transformation") performed upon the various nodes and terminal units in a phase-structure (immediate constituent) tree from the entire sentence down to submorphemic sound sequences. Illustrative examples are taken from English, Russian, German, French, and Czech

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