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Discourse-Related Features and Functional Projections
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Discourse-Related Features and Functional Projections

Silvio Cruschina

Abstract

This book examines discourse‐related features and their relevance for syntactic theory. This study adopts a cartographic approach to syntactic structures, and has two principal aims: (i) to determine the syntax of the functional projections associated with these types of features and (ii) to account for the various types of fronting phenomena observed in the Romance languages. Based primarily on data from Sicilian and Sardinian, this book sets out to show that contrary to standard assumptions, Focus Fronting in Romance is not restricted to contrastive interpretations, but is also possible with ... More

Keywords: discourse-related features, functional projections, contrastive focus, information focus, topic, mirative fronting, focus fronting, wh‐phrases

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199759613
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759613.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Silvio Cruschina, author
University of Manchester

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