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Title: Focus Particles in German
Subtitle: Syntax, prosody, and information structure
Written By: Stefan Sudhoff
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 151

This study explores the grammar of focus particles in German. It gives a
thorough description and analysis of focus particle constructions and links
their syntactic, semantic, and information structural properties to their
prosodic characteristics. The study also shows that focus particles present
a particularly well-suited subject for the investigation of the modularity
of grammar in general. The first part of the book deals with the syntax,
semantics, and pragmatics of focus particle constructions and results in a
modular account of the relation between their word order, information
structure, and meaning. The second part presents a corpus study and several
speech production and perception experiments investigating the prosodic
realization of the constructions. The integration of these two lines of
research results in a comprehensive theory of focus particles and of the
interaction of grammar and information structure in German.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027288561
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00
U.S. $ 158.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027255341
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00
U.S. $ 158.00