Information Structure in Lesser-described Languages

Studies in prosody and syntax

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| CNRS-LACITO
| CNRS-SEDYL
| CNRS-LLACAN
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The articles compiled in this volume offer new insights into the wealth of prosodic and syntactic phenomena involved in the encoding of information structure categories. They present data from languages which are rarely, if ever, taken into account in the most prominent approaches in information structure theory, and which belong to the Afroasiatic, Amerindian, Australian, Caucasian, and Niger-Congo language stocks. In addition to the significant descriptive value of these pioneering contributions, several studies also draw attention to previously undescribed or typologically rare phenomena. By adapting a variety of methods to under-described and endangered languages, ranging from experimental to naturalistic corpus studies, this volume also aims to serve as an invitation for further research in this direction.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 199]  2018.  vi, 450 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Investigating information structure in lesser-known and endangered languages: An introduction
Evangelia Adamou, Katharina Haude and Martine Vanhove
1–14
Part I. Prosody and information structure: Methods and analyses
18–191
Chapter 2. Prosodic separation of postverbal material in Georgian: A corpus study on syntax-phonology interface
Stavros Skopeteas, Caroline Féry and Rusudan Asatiani
17–50
Chapter 3. Prosodic and morphological focus marking in Ixcatec (Otomanguean)
Evangelia Adamou, Matthew Gordon and Stefan Th. Gries
51–84
Chapter 4. On being first
Candide Simard
85–118
Chapter 5. Factors behind variation in marking information structure: Contributions from Central Pomo
Marianne Mithun
119–156
Chapter 6. Macrosyntactic corpus annotation: The case of Zaar
Bernard Caron
157–192
Part II. Syntax and information structure: Corpus-driven studies
196–355
Chapter 7. Focus marking and differential argument marking: The emergence of bidirectional case marking in Wan
Tatiana Nikitina
195–216
Chapter 8. A topic-marking cleft?: Analyzing clause-initial pronouns in Movima
Katharina Haude
217–244
Chapter 9. Subjects and focus in clefts: The case of Tilapa Otomi
Enrique L. Palancar
245–264
Chapter 10. The influence of the state distinction on word order and information structure in Kabyle and Siwi (Berber)
Amina Mettouchi and Valentina Schiattarella
265–296
Chapter 11. Information structure in the Neo-Aramaic dialect of Telkepe
Eleanor Coghill
297–328
Chapter 12. Information structure in a spoken corpus of Cameroon Pidgin English
Melanie Green and Gabriel Ozón
329–356
Part III. Views from better described languages: Theories and methods
360–443
Chapter 13. The illocutionary basis of information structure: The Language into Act Theory (L-AcT)
Emanuela Cresti and Massimo Moneglia
360–402
Chapter 14. Annotation guidelines for Questions under Discussion and information structure
Arndt Riester, Lisa Brunetti and Kordula De Kuthy
403–444
Language index
445–446
Notion index
447–450
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Chapter 13. The illocutionary basis of information structure

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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2018017376