Left Sentence Peripheries in Spanish

Diachronic, Variationist and Comparative Perspectives

| Ludwig-Maximillians University of Munich
| Ludwig-Maximillians University of Munich
ISBN 9789027255976 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027270290 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
Since the advent of syntactic cartography, left sentence peripheries have begun to take center stage in linguistic research. Following the lead of Rizzi (1997), much work on left peripheries has been focused on Italian, whereas other Romance languages have attracted somewhat less attention. This volume offers a well-balanced set of articles investigating left sentence peripheries in Spanish. Some articles explore the historical evolution of left dislocation and fronting operations, while others seek to assess the extent – and the limits – of variation found between different geographical varieties and registers of the contemporary language. Moreover, the volume comprises several case studies on the interfaces between syntax, semantics, and information structure, and the implications of these for pragmatic interpretation and the organization of discourse. Cross-linguistic and typological perspectives are also provided in due course in order to position the analyses developed for Spanish within a larger research context.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 214]  2014.  viii, 423 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Andreas Dufter and Álvaro S. Octavio de Toledo y Huerta
Andreas Dufter and Álvaro S. Octavio de Toledo y Huerta
Section 1. Left Sentence Peripheries in Old Spanish
Chapter 1. Left Dislocation phenomena in Old Spanish: An examination of their structural properties
Miriam Bouzouita
Chapter 2. Revisiting stylistic fronting in Old Spanish
Susann Fischer
Chapter 3. Left forever: Subject datives and clitic doubling in Old Spanish
Javier Elvira
Section 2. Syntactic variation in Modern Spanish
Chapter 4. Spanish predicative verbless clauses 
and the left periphery
Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach and Melvin González-Rivera
Chapter 5. Fronting and contrastively focused secondary predicates in Spanish
Steffen Heidinger
Chapter 6. The left periphery of Spanish comparative correlatives
Cristina Sánchez López
Chapter 7. The article at the left periphery
Silvia Serrano
Section 3. Syntax, semantics, and pragmatics
Chapter 8. Evidentiality and illocutionary force: Spanish matrix que at the syntax-pragmatics interface
Violeta Demonte and Olga Fernández-Soriano
Chapter 9. On the grammaticalization of the Assertion Structure: A view from Spanish
María Luisa Zubizarreta
Chapter 10. Informational status and the semantics 
of mood in Spanish preposed complement clauses
Martin G. Becker
Chapter 11. Fronting and irony in Spanish
M. Victoria Escandell-Vidal and Manuel Leonetti
Section 4. Spanish among the Romance languages
Chapter 12. Left periphery in discourse: Frame Units and discourse markers
Margarita Borreguero Zuloaga
Chapter 13. A comparative look at Focus Fronting 
in Romance
Eva-Maria Remberger
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014009975 | Marc record