Syntax of Topic, Focus, and Contrast

Syntax of Topic, Focus, and Contrast

An Interface-based Approach

eBook - 2012
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"This book addresses how core notions of information structure (topic, focus and contrast) are expressed in syntax. The authorspropose that the syntactic effects of information structure come about as a result of mapping rules flexible enough to allow topics and foci to be expressed in a variety of positions, but strict enough to capture certain cross-linguistic generalisations about their distribution. Syntactic and semantic evidence from a range of languages are discussed"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Berlin : De Gruyter Mouton, Ă2012
ISBN: 9781614511458
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vi, 307 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Vermeulen, Reiko
Neeleman, Ad


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