Current Issues in Italian, Romance and Germanic Non-canonical Word Orders

by Davide Garassino (Editor), Anna-Maria De Cesare (Editor)
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This volume aims at offering an up-to-date survey on non-canonical word orders and their interplay with information structure and discourse organization. The contributions analyze different non-canonical syntactic structures (fronting, inversion, dislocations, and cleft constructions), focusing on Italian alone or on Italian in a contrastive perspective with one or more Romance (French, Romanian, Portuguese, Spanish) and/or Germanic (English and German) languages. The authors tackle the main issue of the volume from a variety of perspectives and by relying on different theoretical frameworks. At the same time, they all offer a fine-grained description of the structures analyzed on the basis of a solid empirical foundation.

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Publication Date
August 05, 2016
Publisher
Collection
Page count
250
ISBN
9783653966589
Paper ISBN
9783631661277