Discontinuous NPs in German: A Case Study of the Interaction of Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics

Discontinuous NPs in German: A Case Study of the Interaction of Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics

by Kordula De Kuthy, Kordula de Kuthy
     
 

This book investigates the occurrence of discontinuous noun phrases, arguing that many of the factors that previous literature has tried to explain in terms of syntactic restrictions on movements are in fact derivable from discourse factors. De Kuthy’s HPSG and information-structure analyses provide an exemplary argument for rethinking the division of labor

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This book investigates the occurrence of discontinuous noun phrases, arguing that many of the factors that previous literature has tried to explain in terms of syntactic restrictions on movements are in fact derivable from discourse factors. De Kuthy’s HPSG and information-structure analyses provide an exemplary argument for rethinking the division of labor between syntax and a theory of discourse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575863986
Publisher:
Center for the Study of Language and Inf
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Series:
Studies in Constraint-Based Lexicalism
Edition description:
BILINGUAL
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1. Introduction
2. Basic Properties
3. Other Partial NP Phenomena
4. Syntactic Aspects
5. Semantic Aspects
6. Pragmatic Aspects
7. Summary
References
Subject Index
Name Index

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