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Title: Discourse-Related Features and Functional Projections
URL: http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Linguistics/SyntaxMorphology/~~/dmlldz11c2EmY2k9OTc4MD
Description:

In this volume Silvio Cruschina uses a comparative analysis to determine the
syntax of the functional projections associated with discourse-related features,
and to account for the marked word orders found in Romance-particularly in the
fronting phenomena. Several language-specific analyses of discourse-related
phenomena have been proposed in the literature, including studies on the
notions of topic and focus in Romance, but the lack of a uniform definition of
these notions, together with different assumptions in relation to the triggering
features, has led to the perception that the Romance languages show many
distinct and heterogeneous properties with respect to dislocation and fronting
constructions. This volume is intended to complement the existing literature by
integrating recent work on the topic and by emphasizing original and unifying
reflections that combine and coordinate diverse elements. Cruschina's
investigations clarify fundamental notions such as topic, focus, and contrast,
drawing on new data from Sicilian, Sardinian, and other Romance varieties.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Syntax
Subject Language(s): None
Language Family(ies): Romance
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780199759606
Pages: 268
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