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Title Comparative and contrastive studies of information structure / edited by Carsten Breul, Edward Göbbel
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 306 pages) : illustrations
Series Linguistik aktuell = Linguistics today, 0166-0829 ; v. 165
Linguistik aktuell ; Bd. 165
Contents Introduction / Carsten Breul, & Edward Göbbel & Alexander Thiel -- Contrastive topics and distributed foci as instances of sub-informativity : a comparison of English and German / Volker Gast -- Givenness and discourse anaphors / Luis López -- Constraints on subject-focus mapping in French and English : a contrastive analysis / Knud Lambrecht -- Wh-questions in French and English : mapping syntax to information structure / Paul Boucher -- A comparative perspective on intensive reflexives : English and Hebrew / Dana Cohen -- Focus types and argument asymmetries : a cross-linguistic study in language production / Stavros Skopeteas & Gisbert Fanselow -- Topicality in L1-acquisition : a contrastive analysis of null subject expressions in child French and German / Nicole Hauser-Grüdl -- Formal and functional constraints on constituent order and their universality / Peter Öhl -- On the foundations of the contrastive study of information structure / Carsten Breul
Summary This volume presents original comparative and contrastive research into various aspects of information structure (topic, focus, contrastivity, givenness, anaphoricity) as well as into forms and structures whose realisation depends on information-structural factors (clefts, dislocations, reflexives, null subjects, prosodic features, interrogatives) in a number of different languages (Catalan, English, French, Georgian, German, Hebrew, Hungarian). Each contribution emphasises differences or commonalities between the languages under investigation with respect to the realisation of information str
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Contrastive linguistics.
Focus (Linguistics)
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Topic and comment.
Form Electronic book
Author Breul, Carsten.
Göbbel, Edward.
ISBN 9027255482 (electronic bk.)
9027287848 (electronic bk.)
9789027255488 (electronic bk.)
9789027287847 (electronic bk.)