Information Structure: The Syntax-Discourse Interface

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This introduction to information structure discusses a wide range of phenomena on the syntax-information structure interface. It examines whether information structure maps onto syntax, and if so how. The topics covered include definitions of topic and focus, architectures of grammar, information structure, word order, the lexicon and information structure interface, and cognitive aspects of information structure. This book will appeal to graduate students of syntax and semantics in. departments of linguistics, philosophy, and cognitive science. - ;This introduction to the role of information
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic)0191532290, 0199262586, 0199262594, 9780191532290, 9780199262588, 9780199262595
ISBN (Print)9780199262595
StatePublished - 2007

Publication series

NameOxford Surveys in Syntax & Morphology
PublisherOxford University Press


  • Grammar
  • Comparative and general -- Topic and comment


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