LINGUIST List 31.1275

Mon Apr 06 2020

Books: Right Peripheral Fragments: Fernández-Sánchez

Editor for this issue: Jeremy Coburn <jecoburnlinguistlist.org>



Date: 02-Apr-2020
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Right Peripheral Fragments: Fernández-Sánchez
E-mail this message to a friend

Title: Right Peripheral Fragments
Subtitle: Right dislocation and related phenomena in Romance
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 258
Published: 2020
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/la.258

Author: Javier Fernández-Sánchez
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261694 Pages: 214 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261694 Pages: 214 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261694 Pages: 214 Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204776 Pages: 214 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204776 Pages: 214 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204776 Pages: 214 Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

In recent years, a number of authors (De Vries 2009, Truckenbrodt 2015, Ott and de Vries 2016, inter alia) have defended that right dislocations (RD) should be treated as bisentential structures, where the “dislocated” constituent is actually a remnant of a clausal ellipsis operation licensed under identity with an antecedent clause. Although Romance RD is a fertile area of research, the consequences of the biclausal analysis remain unexplored in these languages. This monograph intends to fill this gap. Adopting this approach not only solves some issues that have always been at the core of dislocation structures in general; it also allows us to uncover novel sets of data and to provide straightforward explanations for well-known generalizations. Further, it brings RD along with a set of phenomena which are structurally very similar, like afterthoughts or split questions, which have been independently argued to display a bisentential structure. Under alternative, monoclausal approaches to RD, the striking similarities between these phenomena must be rendered anecdotal.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Syntax
Language Family(ies): Romance

Written In: English (eng)

See this book announcement on our website:
https://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=142713



Page Updated: 06-Apr-2020