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Thu Mar 07 2019

Books: The Oxford Handbook of Information Structure: Fery, Ishihara (eds.)

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Date: 13-Feb-2019
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Subject: The Oxford Handbook of Information Structure: Fery, Ishihara (eds.)
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Title: The Oxford Handbook of Information Structure
Series Title: Oxford Handbooks
Published: 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Editor: Caroline Fery
Editor: Shinichiro Ishihara
Paperback: ISBN: 9780198826767 Pages: 992 Price: U.S. $ 50

This book provides linguists with a clear, critical, and comprehensive overview of theoretical and experimental work on information structure. Leading researchers survey the main theories of information structure in syntax, phonology, and semantics as well as perspectives from psycholinguistics and other relevant fields. Following the editors' introduction the book is divided into four parts. The first, on theories of and theoretical perspectives on information structure, includes chapters on topic, prosody, and implicature. Part 2 covers a range of current issues in the field, including focus, quantification, and sign languages, while Part 3 is concerned with experimental approaches to information structure, including processes involved in its acquisition and comprehension. The final part contains a series of linguistic case studies drawn from a wide variety of the world's language families. This volume will be the standard guide to current work in information structure and a major point of departure for future research.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Computational Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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