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Title: Information Structure and Reference Tracking in Complex Sentences
Edited By: Rik van Gijn
Jeremy Hammond
Dejan Matić
Saskia van Putten
URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/tsl.105
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 105
Description:

This volume is dedicated to exploring the crossroads where complex sentences and information management – more specifically information structure and reference tracking – come together. Complex sentences are a highly relevant but understudied domain for studying notions of IS and RT. On the one hand, a complex sentence can be studied as a mini-unit of discourse consisting of two or more elements describing events, situations, or processes, with its own internal information-structural and referential organization. On the other hand, complex sentences can be studied as parts of larger discourse structures, such as narratives or conversations, in terms of how their information-structural characteristics relate to this wider context. The book offers new perspectives for the study of the interaction between complex sentences and information management, and moreover adds typological breadth by focusing on lesser studied languages from several parts of the world.

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Syntax
Typology
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ISBN-13: 9789027206862
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