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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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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
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 169

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
Language Family(ies): Quechuan
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027287526
Prices: U.S. $ 149.00
Europe EURO 99.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027255525
Prices: U.K. £ 99.00
Europe EURO 104.94
U.S. $ 149.00