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A Derivational Syntax for Information Structure

Luis López


This book presents a detailed model of syntax-information structure interaction. It presents clear empirical arguments that this interaction takes place at the phase level, with a privileged role for the edge of the phase. The phenomena discussed in this book are mostly taken from the Romance languages: dislocations, focus fronting, p-movement, accusative A and clitic doubling, with some discussion of Germanic scrambling and object shift as well as other relevant phenomena. Careful analyses of these constructions show that notions such as “topic” and “focus”, as usually defined, yield no predi ... More

Keywords: syntax, minimalism, information structure, dislocations, focus, contrast, scrambling, p-movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199557400
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557400.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luis López, author
University of Illinois, Chicago
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