Comparative and Contrastive Studies of Information Structure

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| University of Wuppertal
| University of Wuppertal
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This volume presents original comparative and contrastive research into various aspects of information structure (topic, focus, contrastivity, givenness, anaphoricity) as well as into forms and structures whose realisation depends on information-structural factors (clefts, dislocations, reflexives, null subjects, prosodic features, interrogatives) in a number of different languages (Catalan, English, French, Georgian, German, Hebrew, Hungarian). Each contribution emphasises differences or commonalities between the languages under investigation with respect to the realisation of information structural categories or with respect to the information structural implications of a given form or structure. The specific comparative-contrastive perspective of the volume makes a substantial contribution towards a better understanding of language specific and universal aspects of information structure. It raises significant questions and provides solutions for the formal representation and the functional properties of information structural categories.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 165]  2010.  xii, 306 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of abbreviations
XI–XII
List of abbreviations
XI–XII
List of abbreviations
XI–XII
Introduction
Carsten Breul, Edward Göbbel and Alexander Thiel
1–14
Contrastive topics and distributed foci as instances of sub-informativity: A comparison of English and German
Volker Gast
15–50
Givenness and discourse anaphors
Luis López
51–76
Constraints on subject-focus mapping in French and English: A contrastive analysis
Knud Lambrecht
77–100
Wh-questions in French and English: Mapping syntax to information structure
Paul Boucher
101–138
A comparative perspective on intensive reflexives: English and Hebrew
Dana Cohen
139–168
Focus types and argument asymmetries: A cross-linguistic study in language production
Stavros Skopeteas and Gisbert Fanselow
169–198
Topicality in L1-acquisition: A contrastive analysis of null subject expressions in child French and German
Nicole Hauser-Grüdl
199–230
Formal and functional constraints on constituent order and their universality
Peter Öhl
231–276
On the foundations of the contrastive study of information structure
Carsten Breul
277–304
Subject index
305–306
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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:  2010022887