Information Structure and Agreement

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| University of Seville
| University of Seville
| University of Seville
| University Pablo de Olavide, Seville
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This collection consists of thirteen contributions focusing on the latest trends of information structure and agreement, couched in the most current developments of Minimalism, Cartography, and Optimality. Some chapters focus on the syntax of information structure in relation with the position occupied by different constituents in the CP domain and their interpretation such as the distinction between contrastive and corrective focus; the inclusion of given information in focus; the interplay of information structure and binding; the relative position of complementisers; and discourse-based constituents in the left periphery. Information structure is also analysed with regards to prominence phenomena at word level. Other chapters deal with the notion of agreement and its role in the syntax of specific constructions such as applicatives, correlatives, or different types of CP like relatives or embedded interrogatives. This selection of papers was originally presented at the 21st Colloquium on Generative Grammar, held at the University of Seville in April 2011.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 197]  2013.  vi, 376 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Information structure, agreement and CP
Victoria Camacho-Taboada, Ángel L. Jiménez-Fernández, Javier Martín-González and Mariano Reyes-Tejedor
1–10
The complementiser system in spoken English: Evidence from broadcast media
Andrew Radford
11–54
‘Phasing’ contrast at the interfaces: A feature-compositional approach to Topics
Mara Frascarelli and Francesca Ramaglia
55–82
The alternation between improper indirect questions and DPs containing a restrictive relative
Gabriela Matos and Ana Maria Brito
83–116
Referentiality in Spanish CPs
Carlos de Cuba and Jonathan E. MacDonald
117–140
Binding at the syntax-information structure interface
Karen Lahousse
141–174
Deriving “wh-in-situ” through movement in Brazilian Portuguese
Mary Aizawa Kato
175–192
On ‘focus movement’ in Italian
Valentina Bianchi
193–216
Clause-typing by [2] – the loss of the 2nd person pronoun du 'you' in Dutch, Frisian and Limburgian dialects
Gertjan Postma
217–254
Degree phrase raising in relative clauses
Adam Szczegielniak
255–274
Low, high and higher applicatives: Evidence from Pazar Laz
Balkız Öztürk
275–296
On richness of tense and verb movement in Brazilian Portuguese
Sonia M. L. Cyrino
297–318
Vocalic adjustments under positional markedness in Catalan and other Romance languages
Jesús Jiménez and Maria-Rosa Lloret
319–336
On sloppy readings, ellipsis and pronouns: Missing arguments in Catalan Sign Language (LSC) and other argument-drop languages
Josep Quer and Joana Rosselló Ximenes
337–370
Index
371–376
“Just as the study of semantics, long neglected, fundamentally transformed linguistic theory, the study of the interaction between syntax and information structure, though in its infancy, is starting to show genuine results that ultimately may very well have the same effect in changing the direction of linguistic theory. This volume contains a number of studies that hint at how that might happen. With Rizzi’s work often forming the frame for exploration, each article shows a way to reveal something about the structure of a sentence by making reference to the informational structure of the expression. There are articles that focus on other matters, such as agreement, but anyone serious about studying syntax with information structure in mind should find this volume enormously helpful and interesting.”
“This state-of-the-art collection of essays offers new insights into the nature of the relation between information structure and syntax, the internal structure of the CP domain, and the role of agreement on a number of syntactic phenomena. Recent theoretical approaches to these hotly debated issues are evaluated against detailed empirical investigation drawn from a broad range of 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:  2012037032