The Syntax-Phonology Interface in Focus and Topic Constructions in Italian / Edition 1

The Syntax-Phonology Interface in Focus and Topic Constructions in Italian / Edition 1

by M. Frascarelli
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792362403

ISBN-13: 9780792362401

Pub. Date: 04/30/2000

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

This book provides a minimalist account of Focus and Topic constructio ns on the basis of a syntax-phonology interface analysis. On the assum ption that structural investigation must proceed from 'bare output con ditions', the author starts her analysis from the prosodic phrasing of Focus and Topic constructions proceeding to the type and extent of de rivations

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This book provides a minimalist account of Focus and Topic constructio ns on the basis of a syntax-phonology interface analysis. On the assum ption that structural investigation must proceed from 'bare output con ditions', the author starts her analysis from the prosodic phrasing of Focus and Topic constructions proceeding to the type and extent of de rivations which produced the relevant PF structures. The originality o f the present work rests on its syntax-phonology interface perspective , which is systematically applied to both Focus and Topic analysis. Th is allows innovative insights into the grammatical properties of Focus and Topic constituents and how syntactic information is made visible to interface interpretation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792362401
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
04/30/2000
Series:
Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory Series, #50
Edition description:
2000
Pages:
227
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.36(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. 1. Focus and Topic. 2. Prosodic Analysis. 3. Syntactic Analysis. 4. The Syntax-Phonology Interface. References. Index of Names. Index of Subjects.

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