Contrasts and Positions in Information Structure by Ivona Kučerová,Ad Neeleman

By Ivona Kučerová,Ad Neeleman

details constitution, or the best way the data in a sentence is 'divided' into different types corresponding to subject, concentration, remark, historical past, and outdated as opposed to new details, is likely one of the most generally debated themes in linguistics. This quantity accommodates intriguing new paintings at the dating among syntax and data constitution. The individuals are united in rejecting bills that imagine specific syntactic positions linked to particular information-structural interpretations, and goal as a substitute to derive information-structural stipulations on be aware order and different phenomena from the best way syntax and syntax-external structures have interaction. past this shared goal, the authors of some of the chapters recommend a couple of methods, in response to forms of info (syntactic, semantic, phonological/phonetic) from more than a few languages. The publication is geared toward experts in syntax and/or details constitution, in addition to scholars and linguists in similar fields willing to familiarise themselves with present concerns during this interesting zone of research.

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