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Current Issues in Italian, Romance and Germanic Non-canonical Word Orders

Syntax – Information Structure – Discourse Organization


Anna-Maria De Cesare and Davide Garassino

This volume aims at offering an up-to-date survey on non-canonical word orders and their interplay with information structure and discourse organization. The contributions analyze different non-canonical syntactic structures (fronting, inversion, dislocations, and cleft constructions), focusing on Italian alone or on Italian in a contrastive perspective with one or more Romance (French, Romanian, Portuguese, Spanish) and/or Germanic (English and German) languages. The authors tackle the main issue of the volume from a variety of perspectives and by relying on different theoretical frameworks. At the same time, they all offer a fine-grained description of the structures analyzed on the basis of a solid empirical foundation.
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Bibliographic Information published by the Deutsche NationalbibliothekThe Deutsche Nationalbibliothek lists this publication in the Deutsche Nationalbibliografie; detailed bibliographic data is available in the internet at of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Names: De Cesare, Anna-Maria, editor. | Garassino, Davide, 1980- editor.

Title: Current issues in Italian, Romance and Germanic non-canonical word orders: syntax, information structure, discourse organization / Anna-Maria De Cesare ; Davide Garassino (eds.)

Description: Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang, [2016] | Series:

Studia Romanica et Linguistica ; Volume 44

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