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LINGUIST List 21.3548

Mon Sep 06 2010

Books: Linguistic Theories/Syntax: Ferraresi, Lühr (Eds)

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Diachronic Studies on Information Structure: Ferraresi, Lühr (Eds)

Message 1: Diachronic Studies on Information Structure: Ferraresi, Lühr (Eds)
Date: 03-Sep-2010
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Diachronic Studies on Information Structure: Ferraresi, Lühr (Eds)
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Title: Diachronic Studies on Information Structure
Subtitle: Language Acquisition and Change
Series Title: Language, Context and Cognition 10
Published: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110227468-1

Editor: Gisella Ferraresi
Editor: Rosemarie Lühr
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110227475 Pages: 217 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110227468 Pages: 217 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Abstract:

In the last few years a lively discussion on information packaging has arisen,
where traditional dichotomies Theme/Rheme, Topic/Comment and
Focus/Background have been taken up again and partly reinterpreted. The
discussion is mainly being held in syntax, but also in the fields of semantics
and pragmatics. Some remarkable progress has been made especially in
Focus phonology.

Even if the role of information conveying and information packaging in the
Indoeuropean languages was hinted at as early as in the classical studies of
the Neogrammarians, this field has remained neglected in today's historical
linguistics. This volume tries to partly cover this lack with a sample of papers
which offer a various range of new empirical data analyzed from the point of
view of information structure. The novelty of the papers consists in the
modern theoretical perspective from which the data are analyzed and in the
various phenomena considered, which range from the rise of clitic elements
to word order change and verb movement.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Pragmatics
                            Syntax
                            General Linguistics
                            Generative Linguistics
                            Language Change
Language Family(ies): Indo-European

Written In: English (eng )

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