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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: The Syntax of Sentence Periphery Add Dissertation
Author: Xavier Villalba Update Dissertation
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Institution: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Catalan Philology
Completed in: 2000
Linguistic Subfield(s): Syntax;
Subject Language(s): Catalan-Valencian-Balear
Language Family(ies): Romance
Director(s): Gemma Rigau

Abstract: This dissertation deals with dislocation structures, particularly with Clitic Right Dislocation and with Clitic Left Dislocation. The main guideline of the analysis is that the form of syntactic objects is constrained by Kayne's (1994) Linear Correspondence Analysis. This strict framework will lead us to an analysis (Split-Topic Analysis) involving two different landing sites for dislocated elements: the specifier of the Internal Topic Phrase in the left periphery of the vP area for Clitic Right Dislocation, and that of the External Topic Phrase in the left periphery of sentence for Clitic Left dislocation. It will be argued that this approach is more adequate on both conceptual and empirical grounds, since it
complies with the highly restrictive view of syntax imposed by Kayne’s Linear Correspondence Axiom, and offers a principled explanation of the consistent set of similarities and differences between Clitic Right Dislocation and Clitic Left Dislocation.