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Journal Title: Lingua
Volume/Issue:   136/
Issue Title: Special Issue: Information Structure Triggers - Effects on (De)Accentuation, Dislocation and Discourse Linking
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 1. Investigating the role of information structure triggers
Jutta M. Hartmann, Susanne Winkler
Pages 1-15

2. Coreference, lexical givenness and prosody in German
Stefan Baumann, Arndt Riester
Pages 16-37

3.Discourse new, F-marking, and normal stress
Michael Rochemont
Pages 38-62

4. Fronting, background, focus: A comparative study of Sardinian and Icelandic
Verner Egerland
Pages 63-76

5. Extraposition of relative clauses: Phonological solutions
Edward Göbbel
Pages 77-102

6. Verum blocking effects in Chadic languages
Katharina Hartmann
Pages 103-124

7. The role of linear order in the computation of referential dependencies
Peter W. Culicover
Pages 125-144

8. Missing objects as Topic Drop
Nomi Erteschik-Shir, Lena Ibnbari, Sharon Taube
Pages 145-169
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Phonology
Pragmatics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
German
Hebrew
Icelandic
Russian
Sardinian, Campidanese
Language Family(ies): Chadic
 
LL Issue: 24.4128