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Title: The Morphology and Syntax of Topic and Focus
Subtitle: Minimalist inquiries in the Quechua periphery
Written By: Liliana E. Sánchez
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA%20169
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 169
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Morphology
Syntax
Language Family(ies): Quechuan
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027287526
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ISBN-13: 9789027255525
Prices: U.K. £ 99.00
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