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Discourse-Related Features and Functional Projections

Silvio Cruschina

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199759613
eISBN:
9780199932658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759613.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book examines discourse‐related features and their relevance for syntactic theory. This study adopts a cartographic approach to syntactic structures, and has two principal aims: (i) to determine ... More


Parallels between Wh and Focus

Silvio Cruschina

in Discourse-Related Features and Functional Projections

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199759613
eISBN:
9780199932658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759613.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In this chapter it is proposed that the position of the focus within the clause depends on the peripheral focus projection with which the relevant discourse‐related feature is associated, either at ... More


Contrastive focus and right dislocation

Vieri Samek-Lodovici

in The Interaction of Focus, Givenness, and Prosody: A Study of Italian Clause Structure

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198737926
eISBN:
9780191801457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737926.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines the interaction of focalization and right dislocation. It first shows that right dislocation can displace higher constituents to the right of lower foci, giving the false ... More


The Interaction of Focus, Givenness, and Prosody: A Study of Italian Clause Structure

Vieri Samek-Lodovici

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198737926
eISBN:
9780191801457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737926.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book provides an in-depth investigation of contrastive focalization in Italian, showing that its syntactic expression is systematically affected by the syntactic expression of ... More


Strategies for Intonation Labelling across Varieties of Italian

Martine Grice, Mariapaola D’Imperio, Michelina Savino, and Cinzia Avesani

in Prosodic Typology: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199249633
eISBN:
9780191719349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249633.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter examines the intonation of a number of varieties of Italian (those spoken in Naples, Bari, Palermo, and Florence) with the goal of establishing a common framework for annotating the ... More


More on focus/givenness realization

Daniel Büring

in Intonation and Meaning

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199226269
eISBN:
9780191826603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226269.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Phonetics / Phonology

Italian and Hungarian highlight aspects of focus realization which are easily overlooked when concentrating on Germanic-type languages. Italian in particular suggests that focussing and givenness ... More


Discontinuous noun phrases and remnant-internal relativization in the diachrony of Portuguese

Adriana Cardoso

in Word Order Change

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198747307
eISBN:
9780191809712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747307.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates syntactic change regarding the availability of split noun phrases in relative clauses in the diachrony of Portuguese. In earlier stages of the language an element that is ... More


The Focus Map of Clefts: Extraposition and Predication

Adriana Belletti

in Beyond Functional Sequence: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 10

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190210588
eISBN:
9780190210618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210588.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

A cartographic analysis for new information subject clefts and corrective/contrastive object/nonsubject clefts is presented that expresses in a principled way - based on locality/Relativized ... More


Prosodic and information-structural factors in word order variation

Roland Hinterhölzl and Svetlana Petrova

in Clause Structure and Word Order in the History of German

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198813545
eISBN:
9780191851414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813545.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter proposes an analysis that derives the word order variation in dependent clauses in OHG within a universal VO base order, plus additional cyclic leftward movement operations that target ... More


Focus and wh in Jamaican Creole: Movement and Exhaustiveness

Stephanie Durrleman and Ur Shlonsky

in Beyond Functional Sequence: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 10

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190210588
eISBN:
9780190210618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210588.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Wh & ex-situ focus constructions in Creoles have been analyzed in terms of movement to the left periphery and as clefts. We provide detailed arguments in favor of the cartographically rooted ... More


Semantic and pragmatic effectsof negative markers

Ahmad Alqassas

in A Multi-locus Analysis of Arabic Negation: Micro-variation in Southern Levantine, Gulf and Standard Arabic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474433143
eISBN:
9781474460156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433143.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter focuses on the semantic and pragmatic effects associated with the various positions of negation. Particularly, presuppositional readings for negative statements follow from different ... More


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