Information Structure in Indigenous Languages of the Americas: Syntactic Approaches

Information Structure in Indigenous Languages of the Americas Syntactic Approaches The study of the interaction between syntax and information structure has attracted a great deal of attention since the publication of foundational works on this subject such as Enric Vallduv s T

  • Title: Information Structure in Indigenous Languages of the Americas: Syntactic Approaches
  • Author: José Camacho Liliana Sánchez Rodrigo Gutiérrez-Bravo
  • ISBN: 9783110228533
  • Page: 480
  • Format: ebook
  • The study of the interaction between syntax and information structure has attracted a great deal of attention since the publication of foundational works on this subject such as Enric Vallduv s 1992 The Informational Component and Knud Lambrecht s 1994 Information Structure and Sentence Form The book inserts itself in this contemporary interest by providing a collectThe study of the interaction between syntax and information structure has attracted a great deal of attention since the publication of foundational works on this subject such as Enric Vallduv s 1992 The Informational Component and Knud Lambrecht s 1994 Information Structure and Sentence Form The book inserts itself in this contemporary interest by providing a collection of articles on different aspects of the syntax pragmatics interface in the indigenous languages of The Americas.The first chapter provides a brief introduction of the some of the basic descriptive issues addressed in them, and of some of the theoretical tools that have been developed to analyze them The readerfinds articles that focus mostly on empirical issues, while others are mostly oriented to theoretical issues Diverse theoretical approaches are addressed, including Minimalism, Optimality theoretic syntax, and Meaning Text Theory.The volume includes articles on the following topics the grammatical means to encode pragmatic notions in Tariana A Aikhenvald the relation between clause structure and information structure in Lushootseed D Beck the split distribution of null subjects in Shipibo J Camacho and J El as Ulloa the syntactic structure of left peripheral discourse related functions in Kuikuro B Franchetto and M Santos , an agglutinative and head final language word order and focus patterns in Yaqui L Guerrero and V Belloro SVO and topicalization in Yucatec Maya R Guti rrez Bravo and J Monforte the structure of the left periphery in Karaja Maia and the interaction between the wh words and polarity sensitivity in Southern Quechua L Snchez.

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