Author: Svetlana Godjevac, San Diego State University
Hardback: ISBN: 1575864770 Pages: 340 Price: U.S. $ 75.00 Paperback: ISBN: 1575864789 Pages: 340 Price: U.S. $ 32.00
Research on the English language suggests that the relationship between phonological prominence, word order, and focus-better known as focus projection-is mediated through syntax. This book breaks new ground with its demonstration of how the Serbo-Croatian language shows the workings of this relationship.
Svetlana Godjevac explores the development of focus projection. Further distinguishing her work from the numerous studies of the English language, she analyzes how focus projection in Serbo-Croatian also depends on the semantic type of the prominence bearing element. This volume is an innovative analysis of linguistic theory as well as a study of a lesser examined language.