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Title: Dislocated Elements in Discourse
Subtitle: Syntactic, Semantic, and Pragmatic Perspectives
Edited By: Benjamin Shaer
Philippa Cook
Werner Frey
Claudia Maienborn
URL: http://www.routledgelinguistics.com/books/Dislocated-Elements-in-Discourse-isbn9780415395984
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics
Description:

This volume is about "dislocation" -- the removal of phrases from their
canonical positions in a sentence to its left or right edge. Dislocation
encompasses a wide range of linguistic phenomena, related to nominal and
adverbial expressions and to the information structuring notions of topic
and focus; and takes intriguingly different forms across languages. This
book reveals some of the empirical richness of dislocation and some key
puzzles related to its syntactic, semantic, and discourse analysis.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Semantics
Syntax
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ISBN: 0203929241
ISBN-13: 9780203929247
Pages: 728
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ISBN: 0415395984
ISBN-13: 9780415395984
Pages: 728
Prices: U.S. $ 140.00