The Morphology and Syntax of Topic and Focus: Minimalist inquiries in the Quechua periphery (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 169)

The Morphology and Syntax of Topic and Focus: Minimalist inquiries in the Quechua periphery (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 169)

By: Liliana Sanchez (author)Hardback

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This book presents an innovative analysis that relates informational structure, syntax and morphology in Quechua. It provides a minimalist account of the relationship between focus, topic, evidentiality and other left-peripheral features and sentence-internal constituents marked with suffixes that have been previously considered of a pragmatic nature. Intervention effects show that these relationships are also of a syntactic nature. The analysis is extended to morphological markers that appear on polarity sensitive items and wh-words. The book also provides a brief overview of the main characteristics of Quechua syntax as well as additional bibliographical information.

Contents

1. Acknowledgements; 2. Abbreviations; 3. Chapter 1. Introduction: Peripheral domains and agreement in Southern Quechua; 4. Chapter 2. An overview of Southern Quechua morphology and syntax; 5. Chapter 3. Morphology, syntax, and informational structure in Quechua; 6. Chapter 4. Agree, morphological syncretism, and peripheral constituents; 7. Chapter 5. Clausal analyses and the left and right peripheries of DPs; 8. Chapter 6. The limits of agree in the left-periphery: wh-words, polarity items, and intervention effects; 9. Chapter 7. The limits of syncretism: wh-movement; 10. Chapter 8. The left and the right periphery in narrative discourse; 11. Chapter 9. Concluding remarks; 12. Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789027255525
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 242
  • ID: 9789027255525
  • weight: 630
  • ISBN10: 9027255520

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