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Objects and Information Structure.

Author: Mary Dalrymple; Irina Nikolaeva
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics, 131.
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A cross-linguistic study of how objects are affected by information structure.
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Dalrymple, Mary.
Objects and Information Structure.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Dalrymple; Irina Nikolaeva
ISBN: 9781139082242 1139082248 9780511993473 0511993471 9781139077682 1139077686
OCLC Number: 782858066
Notes: 9.4 Other multitransitive constructions.
Description: 1 online resource (264 pages).
Contents: Cover; OBJECTS AND INFORMATION STRUCTURE; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface and Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 1.1 The phenomenon; 1.2 Previous work; 1.2.1 Marking as distinguishing arguments; 1.2.2 Marking as coding features; 1.2.3 DOM in transformational syntax; 1.3 Criteria for marking; 1.4 Our proposal; 1.4.1 Information structure; 1.4.2 Syntax; 1.4.3 Diachrony and grammaticalisation; 1.4.4 Limits of our analysis; 1.5 Structure of the book; 2 Syntactic assumptions; 2.1 Grammatical functions; 2.1.1 Grammatical function diagnostics. 2.1.2 Grammatical functions and semantic roles2.2 Objects; 2.3 Levels of syntactic representation; 2.4 Describing linguistic structures; 2.5 Grammatical agreement; 2.6 Agreement and pronominal incorporation; 2.7 Casemarking; 2.8 Nonsyntactic critera for casemarking patterns; 2.9 Conclusion; 3 Information structure in grammar; 3.1 The content of information structure; 3.2 Information-structure roles; 3.2.1 Focus; 3.2.2 Topic; 3.2.3 Topicality and topic-worthiness; 3.2.4 Secondary topic; 3.3 Conclusion; 4 Syntax and information structure; 4.1 Alternative views of information structure. 4.1.1 Tree-based representations4.1.2 Early work in LFG; 4.2 Information structure and its role in grammar; 4.2.1 Content of information structure: The LFG view; 4.2.2 Linguistic encoding of information structure relations; 4.2.3 Information structure in relation to semantics; 4.3 Our architecture; 4.3.1 Glue and the syntax-semantics interface; 4.3.2 Information structure features and relations; 4.3.3 Levels and equations; 4.3.4 A short text; 4.3.5 Information structure and its place in grammar; 4.4 Conclusion; 5 Topicality and grammatical marking. 5.1 Topical marking for different grammatical functions5.2 Grammatical encoding of topical subjects; 5.3 Subjects and topichood; 5.4 Conclusion; 6 Topical marking of nonsubjects; 6.1 Casemarking of topical nonsubjects; 6.1.1 Persian; 6.1.2 Tariana; 6.2 Agreement with topical nonsubjects; 6.2.1 Itelmen; 6.2.2 Tabassaran; 6.2.3 Topical nonsubject agreement; 6.3 Conclusion; 7 Topicality and DOM; 7.1 Objects as grammaticalised secondary topics; 7.2 Agreement with topical objects: Tundra Nenets; 7.3 Casemarking of topical objects; 7.3.1 Tigre; 7.3.2 Dolakha Newar; 7.4 Conclusion. 8 Primary and secondary objecthood and DOM8.1 Grammatical marking and grammatical function; 8.2 Object agreement and grammatical function: Ostyak; 8.3 Object casemarking and grammatical function; 8.3.1 Mongolian; 8.3.2 Chatino; 8.3.3 Hindi; 8.4 Objects and markedness; 8.5 Conclusion; 9 Multiple objects and grammatical alignment; 9.1 On the typology of multitransitive constructions; 9.2 No ditransitive construction; 9.2.1 Nenets; 9.2.2 Ostyak; 9.2.3 Mongolian; 9.3 Ditransitive constructions: Goal as primary object, theme as secondary object; 9.3.1 Chatino; 9.3.2 Hindi.
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics, 131.
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