Notes on Lesson 6 from the course Great Sentences by Professor Brooks Landon (from The Great Courses):
This lecture is titled “The Rhythm of Cumulative Syntax”:
Main thing from this lecture is the focus on sentence and sentence structure owes a lot to the works of Francis Christensen* who in the early 1960s decided to quit focusing on formal theories and to look at how writing was done by professional writers.
Christensen had four principles for sentences. Continue reading