Information Structure and Reference Tracking in Complex Sentences

| University of Zurich
| Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
| Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
| Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
| Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi-MCTI
ISBN 9789027206862 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027270757 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This volume is dedicated to exploring the crossroads where complex sentences and information management – more specifically information structure and reference tracking – come together. Complex sentences are a highly relevant but understudied domain for studying notions of IS and RT. On the one hand, a complex sentence can be studied as a mini-unit of discourse consisting of two or more elements describing events, situations, or processes, with its own internal information-structural and referential organization. On the other hand, complex sentences can be studied as parts of larger discourse structures, such as narratives or conversations, in terms of how their information-structural characteristics relate to this wider context. The book offers new perspectives for the study of the interaction between complex sentences and information management, and moreover adds typological breadth by focusing on lesser studied languages from several parts of the world.
[Typological Studies in Language, 105]  2014.  vi, 409 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Information structure and reference tracking in complex sentences: An overview
Dejan Matić, Rik van Gijn and Robert D. Van Valin Jr.
Part I. Information structure in complex sentences
Subordinate clauses and exclusive focus in Makhuwa
Jenneke van der Wal
Left dislocation and subordination in Avatime (Kwa)
Saskia van Putten
Chechen extraposition as an information ordering strategy
Erwin R. Komen
Questions and syntactic islands in Tundra Yukaghir
Dejan Matić
Constituent order and information structure in Karitiana
Luciana Storto
Mood selection in the complement of negation matrices in Spanish
Patxi Laskurain Ibarluzea
Part II. Reference tracking in complex sentences
Topic management and clause combination in the Papuan language Usan
Ger P. Reesink
Switch-reference antecedence and subordination in Whitesands (Oceanic)
Jeremy Hammond
Repeated dependent clauses in Yurakaré
Rik van Gijn
Clause chaining, switch reference and nominalisations in Aguaruna (Jivaroan)
Simon E. Overall
The multiple coreference systems in the Ese Ejja subordinate clauses
Marine Vuillermet
Argument marking and reference tracking in Mekens
Ana Vilacy Galucio
Author index
Language index
Subject index
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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