Most people modify their ways of speaking, writing, texting, and e-mailing, and so on, according to the people with whom they are communicating. This fascinating book asks why we 'accommodate' to others in this way, and explores the various social consequences arising from it.
Scrambling ohne Informationsstruktur? [Scrambling without Information Structure? Prosodic, Semantic, and Syntactic Factors in German Word Order]
Prosodische, semantische und syntaktische Faktoren der deutschen Wortstellung
Analyses of word order in German often consider information structure as the most important syntactic factor. As this book demonstrates, however, prosodic, sentence-semantic, and core syntactic factors are better suited for describing the forms and functions of the middle field of the German sentence. Therefore, contrary to a long-held research tradition, this analysis rejects a syntactic representation of information structure.