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Objects and information structure

Author: Mary Dalrymple; Irina Nikolaeva
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series: Cambridge studies in linguistics, 131.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In many languages, the objects of transitive verbs are either marked by grammatical case or agreement on the verb, or they remain unmarked: this is differential object marking. This book is a cross-linguistic study of how differential object marking is affected by information structure, the structuring of the utterance in accordance with the informational value of its elements and contextual factors. Marked objects  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Dalrymple; Irina Nikolaeva
ISBN: 9780521199858 0521199859 9781107627376 1107627370
OCLC Number: 711047863
Description: 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Syntactic assumptions --
Information structure in grammar --
Syntax and information structure --
Topicality and grammatical marking --
Topical marking of nonsubjects --
Topicality and DOM --
Primary and secondary objecthood and DOM --
Multiple objects and grammatical alignment --
Semantic features, topicality and grammaticalisation --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in linguistics, 131.
Responsibility: Mary Dalrymple, Irina Nikolaeva.
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