Focus Realization in Romance and Beyond

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Marco García García | University of Cologne
Melanie Uth | University of Cologne
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What are the linguistic means for expressing different types of foci such as (narrow) information focus and contrastive focus in Romance languages, and why are there such differing views on such a presumably clear-cut research subject? Bringing together original expert work from a variety of linguistic disciplines and perspectives such as language acquisition and language contact, this volume provides a state-of-the-art discussion on central issues of focus realization. These include the interaction between prosody, syntax, and pragmatics, the typology of word order and intonation languages, the differentiation between focus and related notions such as contrast and presupposed modality, and the role of synchronic variation and change. The studies presented in this volume cover a broad range of Romance languages, including French, Italian, Portuguese, and different varieties of Spanish. Moreover, the book also offers new insights into non-Romance languages such as English, German, and Quechua.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 201] 2018.  viii, 391 pp.
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Cruschina, Silvio & Laia Mayol
2022. The Realization of Information Focus in Catalan. Languages 7:4  pp. 310 ff. DOI logo
Rosemeyer, Malte, Daniel Jacob & Lars Konieczny
2022. How alternatives are created. In When Data Challenges Theory [Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 273],  pp. 116 ff. DOI logo
Uth, Melanie & Marco García García
2018. Chapter 1. Introduction. In Focus Realization in Romance and Beyond [Studies in Language Companion Series, 201],  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Uth, Melanie & Nuria Martínez García
2022. Circumflex Nuclear Configurations in Yucatecan Spanish as a Supraregional Feature: The Roles of Bilingualism and Gender. Language and Speech 65:4  pp. 833 ff. DOI logo

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Subjects

Main BIC Subject

CF/2AD: Linguistics/Romance, Italic & Rhaeto-Romanic languages

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009060: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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ONIX 2.1
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2018027601 | Marc record