The Oxford Handbook of Information Structure

The Oxford Handbook of Information Structure


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199642670
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/28/2016
Series: Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics Series
Pages: 800
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 2.40(d)

About the Author

Caroline Fery is a Professor of Phonology at the Goethe University Frankfurt. Her research is in phonology and theory of grammar with a special focus on intonation and prosody, as well as the interface with information structure. She is the author of articles in journals such as Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Lingua, and The Linguistic Review, and is co-editor, with Malte Zimmermann, of Information Structure: Theoretical, Typological, and Experimental Perspectives (OUP, 2010).

Shinichiro Ishihara is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Languages and Literature at Lund University, having previously held positions at Goethe University Frankfurt, the University of Stuttgart, and the University of Potsdam. His research focuses on the syntax-prosody interface and its relation to information structure in Japanese and other languages. His work has appeared in international journals such as Lingua and Syntax and in edited volumes published by OUP and Mouton de Gruyter.

Table of Contents

The Contributors
1. Introduction, Caroline Fery and Shinichiro Ishihara
Part I: Theories of Information Structure
2. Alternative Semantics, Mats Rooth
3. Givenness, Michael Rochemont
4. (Contrastive) Topic, Daniel Buring
5. Question-based Models of Information Structure, Leah Velleman and David Beaver
6. Information Structure and the Landscape of (Non-) at-issue Meaning, Laurence R. Horn
7. Information Structure and Presupposition, Kjell Johan Saebo
8. Information Structure: A Cartographic Perspective, Enoch O. Aboh
9. Nuclear Stress and Information Structure, Maria Luisa Zubizarreta
10. Focus Projection Theories, Karlos Arregi
11. Constraint Conflict and Information Structure, Vieri Samek-Lodovici
Part II: Current Issues on Information Structure
12. Focus Sensitive Operators, Sigrid Beck
13. Quantification and Information Structure, Manfred Krifka
14. Contrast: Dissecting an Elusive Information-structural Notion and its Role in Grammar, Sophie Repp
15. Verum Focus, Horst Lohnstein
16. Predicate Focus, Malte Zimmermann
17. Information Structure and Discourse Particles, Patrick G. Grosz
18. Ellipsis and Information Structure, Susanne Winkler
19. Word Order and Information Structure, Ad Neeleman and Hans van de Koot
20. Dislocations and Information Structure, Luis Lopez
21. Discourse-configurationality, Balazs Suranyi
22. On the Expression of Focus in the Metrical Grid and in the Prosodic Hierarchy, Sara Myrberg and Tomas Riad
23. Focus, Intonation, and Tonal Height, Hubert Truckenbrodt
24. Second Occurrence Focus, Stefan Baumann
25. Information Structure and Language Change, Regine Eckardt and Augustin Speyer
Part III: Experimental Approaches to Information Structure
26. Information Structure and Language Comprehension: Insights from Psycholinguistics, Elsi Kaiser
27. Information Structure and Production Planning, Michael Wagner
28. Information Structure in First Language Acquisition, Barbara Hohle, Frauke Berger, and Antje Sauermann
29. Towards a Neurobiology of Information Structure, Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky and Petra B. Schumacher
30. Corpus Linguistics and Information Structure Research, Anke Ludeling, Julia Ritz, Manfred Stede, and Amir Zeldes
Part IV: Language Studies on Information Structure
31. Syntactic and Prosodic Reflexes of Information Structure in Germanic, Gisbert Fanselow
32. Syntactic and Prosodic Effects of Information Structure in Romance, Cecilia Poletto and Giuliano Bocci
33. Discourse Functions: The Case of Hungarian, Katalin E. Kiss
34. Information Structure in Modern Greek, Stavros Skopeteas
35. Information Structure in Slavic, Katja Jasinskaya
36. Topic and Focus Marking in Chinese, Yiya Chen, Peppina Po-lun Lee, and Haihua Pa
37. Information Structure in Japanese, Satoshi Tomioka
38. Information Structure in Asia: Yongning Na (Sino-Tibetan) and Vietnamese (Austroasiatic), Alexis Michaud and Marc Brunelle
39. Information Structure in Bantu, Laura Downing and Larry M. Hyman
40. Information Structure in Sign Languages, Vadim Kimmelman and Roland Pfau
Subject Index
Language Index

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