The Left Periphery

The interaction of syntax, pragmatics and prosody in Czech

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This study of the interaction of syntax, pragmatics, and prosody in left peripheral positions focuses on two left dislocation constructions in Czech, Hanging Topic Left Dislocation and Contrastive Left Dislocation. The structure of the left periphery is delineated through a thorough description and analysis of these constructions with respect to their syntactic behavior, discourse function and prosody. Following recent work on the Syntax-Phonology interface, prosody in these constructions is shown to interact in interesting ways with the narrow syntax. Unexpected patterns of left-edge resumption are explained through the role of the PF component of the grammar.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 129]  2008.  xi, 143 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
xi
Chapter 1. Introduction
1–5
Chapter 2. The syntax of the left periphery
7–38
Chapter 3. The syntax of left dislocation
39–66
Chapter 4. The discourse functions of left dislocation
67–97
Chapter 5. The syntax of resumption
99–128
Chapter 6. Conclusion
129–131
References
133–139
Index
141–143
“Sturgeon's clear and comprehensive study of the left dislocation in Czech will be a valuable resource for Slavic linguists interested in studying similar phenomena in other Slavic languages.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2008019876