Information Structure and Agreement (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 197)

Information Structure and Agreement (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 197)

By: Mariano Reyes Tejedor (editor), Javier Martin Gonzalez (editor), Maria Victoria Camacho Taboada (editor), Angel Jimenez Fernandez (editor)Hardback

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This collection consists of thirteen contributions focusing on the latest trends of information structure and agreement, couched in the most current developments of Minimalism, Cartography, and Optimality. Some chapters focus on the syntax of information structure in relation with the position occupied by different constituents in the CP domain and their interpretation such as the distinction between contrastive and corrective focus; the inclusion of given information in focus; the interplay of information structure and binding; the relative position of complementisers; and discourse-based constituents in the left periphery. Information structure is also analysed with regards to prominence phenomena at word level. Other chapters deal with the notion of agreement and its role in the syntax of specific constructions such as applicatives, correlatives, or different types of CP like relatives or embedded interrogatives. This selection of papers was originally presented at the 21st Colloquium on Generative Grammar, held at the University of Seville in April 2011.

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1. Information structure, agreement and CP (by Camacho-Taboada, Victoria); 2. The complementiser system in spoken English: Evidence from broadcast media (by Radford, Andrew); 3. 'Phasing' contrast at the interfaces: A feature-compositional approach to Topics (by Frascarelli, Mara); 4. The alternation between improper indirect questions and DPs containing a restrictive relative (by Matos, Maria Gabriela Ardisson Pereira de); 5. Referentiality in Spanish CPs (by Cuba, Carlos de); 6. Binding at the syntax-information structure interface (by Lahousse, Karen); 7. Deriving "wh-in-situ" through movement in Brazilian Portuguese (by Kato, Mary Aizawa); 8. On 'focus movement' in Italian (by Bianchi, Valentina); 9. Clause-typing by [2] - the loss of the 2nd person pronoun du 'you' in Dutch, Frisian and Limburgian dialects (by Postma, Gertjan); 10. Degree phrase raising in relative clauses (by Szczegielniak, Adam); 11. Low, high and higher applicatives: Evidence from Pazar Laz (by Ozturk, Balkiz); 12. On richness of tense and verb movement in Brazilian Portuguese (by Cyrino, Sonia Maria Lazzarino); 13. Vocalic adjustments under positional markedness in Catalan and other Romance languages (by Jimenez, Jesus); 14. On sloppy readings, ellipsis and pronouns: Missing arguments in Catalan Sign Language (LSC) and other argument-drop languages (by Quer, Josep); 15. Index

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  • publication date: 15/01/2013
  • ISBN13: 9789027255808
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 382
  • ID: 9789027255808
  • weight: 835
  • ISBN10: 9027255806

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