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Information status and noncanonical word order in English

Author: Betty J Birner; Gregory L Ward
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia, Pa. : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1998.
Series: Studies in language companion series, v. 40.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on information status and noncanonical word order in English, this work considers constructions which involve either preposing or postposing or both (argument reversal). It considers the  Read more...

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Birner, Betty J.
Information status and noncanonical word order in English.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia, Pa. : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1998
(DLC) 98006210
(OCoLC)38542593
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Betty J Birner; Gregory L Ward
ISBN: 9789027281906 9027281904
OCLC Number: 750183082
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 314 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Acknowledgments; 2. 1. Introduction; 3. Preposing and Postposing Constructions; 4. Theoretical Framework; 5. Data; 6. Notational Conventions; 7. 2. Preposing; 8. Topicalization; 9. Focus Preposing; 10. Left-Dislocation; 11. Summary; 12. 3. Postposing; 13. General Constraints; 14. Definites in 'There'-Sentences; 15. Right-Dislocation; 16. Summary; 17. 4. Argument Reversal; 18. Inversion; 19. Passivization; 20. PP Preposing with 'There'-Insertion; 21. Summary; 22. 5. Noncanonical Word Order and Discourse Structure; 23. Commonalities and Differences Across Constructions; 24. Linking Relations and Noncanonical Word Order; 25. Open Propositions and Locative Constituents; 26. Intonation; 27. Toward a Unified Theory of Noncanonical Word Order; 28. 6. Extensions and Implications; 29. Crosslinguistic Extensions; 30. Summary of Constraints on Noncanonical Word Order; 31. Theoretical Implications; 32. Appendix; 33. References; 34. Index
Series Title: Studies in language companion series, v. 40.
Responsibility: Betty J. Birner, Gregory Ward.

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