A Derivational Syntax for Information Structure (Oxford by Luis López

By Luis López

during this quantity, Luis López sheds new gentle on info constitution and makes an important contribution to paintings on grammatical operations within the Minimalist application. via a cautious research of dislocations and concentration fronting in Romance, the writer exhibits that notions resembling 'topic' and 'focus', as frequently outlined, yield no predictions and proposes as an alternative a characteristic process in line with the notions 'discourse anaphor' and 'contrast'. He provides a close version of
syntax—-information-structure interplay and argues that this interplay occurs on the section point, with a privileged position for the sting of the part. extra, he investigates phenomena in regards to the syntax of gadgets in Romance and Germanic - accusative A, p-movement, clitic doubling,
scrambling, item shift - and indicates that there are cross-linguistic correlations among syntactic configuration and specificity, self reliant of discourse connectedness. the quantity ends with a longer research of the syntax of dislocations in Romance.

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