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LINGUIST List 24.856

Sun Feb 17 2013

Books: Information Structure and Agreement: Camacho-Taboada, Jiménez-Fernández, Martín-González, Reyes-Tejedor (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 11-Feb-2013
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Information Structure and Agreement: Camacho-Taboada, Jiménez-Fernández, Martín-González, Reyes-Tejedor (Eds)
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Title: Information Structure and Agreement
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 197
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/la.197

Editor: Victoria Camacho-Taboada
Editor: Ángel L. Jiménez-Fernández
Editor: Javier Martín-González
Editor: Mariano Reyes-Tejedor
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273024 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273024 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273024 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255808 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255808 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255808 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Abstract:

This collection consists of thirteen contributions focusing on the latest trends of information structure and agreement, couched in the most current developments of Minimalism, Cartography, and Optimality. Some chapters focus on the syntax of information structure in relation with the position occupied by different constituents in the CP domain and their interpretation such as the distinction between contrastive and corrective focus; the inclusion of given information in focus; the interplay of information structure and binding; the relative position of complementisers; and discourse-based constituents in the left periphery. Information structure is also analysed with regards to prominence phenomena at word level. Other chapters deal with the notion of agreement and its role in the syntax of specific constructions such as applicatives, correlatives, or different types of CP like relatives or embedded interrogatives. This selection of papers was originally presented at the 21st Colloquium on Generative Grammar, held at the University of Seville in April 2011.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng)

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