By Luis López
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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