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Title: The Morphology and Syntax of Topic and Focus
Subtitle: Minimalist inquiries in the Quechua periphery
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 169
Publisher: John Benjamins
Author: Liliana Sánchez
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287526 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287526 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255525 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255525 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255525 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
This book presents an innovative analysis that relates informational structure, syntax and morphology in Quechua. It provides a minimalist account of the relationship between focus, topic, evidentiality and other left-peripheral features and sentence-internal constituents marked with suffixes that have been previously considered of a pragmatic nature. Intervention effects show that these relationships are also of a syntactic nature. The analysis is extended to morphological markers that appear on polarity sensitive items and wh-words. The book also provides a brief overview of the main characteristics of Quechua syntax as well as additional bibliographical information.
Language Family(ies): Quechuan