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Revitalizing Endangered Languages

Edited by Justyna Olko & Julia Sallabank

Revitalizing Endangered Languages "This guidebook provides ideas and strategies, as well as some background, to help with the effective revitalization of endangered languages. It covers a broad scope of themes including effective planning, benefits, wellbeing, economic aspects, attitudes and ideologies."



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Dissertation Information


Title: Configuring Topic and Focus in Russian Add Dissertation
Author: Tracy Holloway King Update Dissertation
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Homepage: http://www-csli.stanford.edu/~thking
Institution: Stanford University, Department of Linguistics
Completed in: In Progress
Linguistic Subfield(s): Syntax;
Subject Language(s): Russian
Director(s): Peter Sells
Tom Wasow
Eve Clark

Abstract: This dissertation examines word order and the encoding of topic and focus in Russian. I argue that certain phrase structure positions license discourse functions, and that different types of topic and focus have different syntactic and phonological encodings. The interaction between phrase structure, discourse functions, and grammatical relations in Lexical Functional Grammar is investigated in light of this analysis.