Topic, Focus and Configurationality

Papers from the 6th Groningen Grammar Talks, Groningen, 1984

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Some fundamental questions regarding sentence structure in linguistics concern whether all languages, at some level of abstraction, have the same structure, and what are the basic categories with which to describe sentence structure. The contributors of this volume are specialized in two quite different languages: Hungarian and German. Of the German papers three are mainly about focus (Abraham, Jacobs, and Stechow-Uhman), whereas the remaining ones (Haider and Scherpenisse) are mainly about V-second. The Hungarian papers are all about focus, of which those of Kálman, Kiefer, Marácz, and De Mey-Marácz are about focussing in the stricter sense. Hunyadi, Kenesei and É. Kiss focus on the pre-verbal area in general and the interpretation of operators in Hungarian in particular. The remaining papers (Horvath, Komlósy, and Szabolczi) are on the position of the PRE-V, the position immediately after the finite verb.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 4]  1986.  v, 349 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Werner Abraham, Laci Marácz, Sjaak de Mey and Wim Scherpenisse
1
Word Order in the Middle Field of the German Sentence
Werner Abraham
15
Configurationality in Disguise: Word Order and the V-2 Property
Hubert Haider
39
Remarks on the Configurationality-Issue
Julia Horvath
65
The Expression of Logical Scope in Hungarian
László Hunyadi
89
The Syntax of Focus and Adverbials in German
Joachim Jacobs
103
Hocus, Focus, and Verb Types in Hungarian Infinitive Constructions
László Kálmán, Gabor Proszeky, Ádam Nádasky and C. György Kalman
129
On the Logic of Word Order in Hungarian
István Kenesei
143
Epistemic Possibility and Focus
Ferenc Kiefer
161
The Order and Scope of Operators in the Hungarian Sentence
Katalin É. Kiss
181
Focussing on Focus in Hungarian
András Komlósy
215
Dressed or Naked: the Case of the PP in Hungarian
László Marácz
227
On Question Sentences in Hungarian
Sjaak de Mey and László Marácz
253
Some Remarks on Focus Projection
Arnim von Stechow and Susanne Uhmann
295
From the Definiteness Effect to Lexical Integrity
Anna Szabolcsi
321
Contributors to this volume
349
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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