Information structure in lesser-described languages [electronic resource] : studies in prosody and syntax / edited by Evangelia Adamou, Katharina Haude, Martine Vanhove
- Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 
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- Adamou, Evangelia, Haude, Katharina, and Vanhove, Martine
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- Investigating information structure in lesser-known and endangered languages: An introduction / Evangelia Adamou, Katharina Haude and Martine Vanhove -- Prosodic separation of postverbal material in Georgian: A corpus study on syntax-phonology interface / Stavros Skopeteas, Caroline Féry and Rusudan Asatiani -- Prosodic and morphological focus marking in Ixcatec (Otomanguean) / Evangelia Adamou, Matthew Gordon and Stefan Th. Gries -- On being first / Candide Simard -- Factors behind variation in marking information structure: Contributions from Central Pomo / Marianne Mithun -- Macrosyntactic corpus annotation: The case of Zaar / Bernard Caron -- Focus marking and differential argument marking: The emergence of bidirectional case marking in Wan / Tatiana Nikitina -- A topic-marking cleft? Analyzing clause-initial pronouns in Movima / Katharina Haude --Subjects and focus in clefts: The case of Tilapa Otomi / Enrique L. Palancar -- The influence of the state distinction on word order and information structure in Kabyle and Siwi (Berber) / Amina Mettouchi and Valentina Schiattarella -- Information structure in the Neo-Aramaic dialect of Telkepe / Eleanor Coghill -- Information structure in a spoken corpus of Cameroon Pidgin English / Melanie Green and Gabriel Ozón -- The illocutionary basis of information structure: The Language into Act Theory (L-AcT) / Emanuela Cresti and Massimo Moneglia -- Annotation guidelines for questions under discussion and information structure / Arndt Riester, Lisa Brunetti and Kordula De Kuthy.
- "The articles compiled in this volume offer new insights into the wealth of prosodic and syntactic phenomena involved in the encoding of information structure categories. They present data from languages which are rarely, if ever, taken into account in the most prominent approaches in information structure theory, and which belong to the Afroasiatic, Amerindian, Australian, Caucasian, and Niger-Congo language stocks. In addition to the significant descriptive value of these pioneering contributions, several studies also draw attention to previously undescribed or typologically rare phenomena. By adapting a variety of methods to under-described and endangered languages, ranging from experimental to naturalistic corpus studies, this volume also aims to serve as an invitation for further research in this direction"--
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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