Syntax – Information Structure – Discourse Organization
The aim of this volume, entitled Current Issues in Italian, Romance and Germanic Non-canonical Word Orders. Syntax – Information Structure – Discourse organization, is to offer an up-to-date survey on non-canonical word orders and their interplay with information structure and discourse organization. In the literature, non-canonical word orders are broadly understood as syntactic structures that deviate from the canonical, unmarked word order, namely SVO. It is generally assumed that, with respect to SVO sentences, non-canonical word orders are more restricted in their information partitionings and discourse functions.
This volume is divided into three thematically distinct sections, which cover the types of non-canonical word orders that are analyzed in the nine contributions collected here:
a. Part I. Fronting and inversion, i.e. syntactic structures based on clause internal reorganization of main sentence constituents, and specifically on fronting of non-subject constituents (cf. Manuel Leonetti; Lunella Mereu) and Verb-subject inversion (Dieter Vermandere / Karen Lahousse);
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