1st Edition

Dislocated Elements in Discourse Syntactic, Semantic, and Pragmatic Perspectives

    486 Pages
    by Routledge

    486 Pages
    by Routledge

    This volume is about 'dislocation' – the removal of phrases from their canonical positions in a sentence to its left or right edge. Dislocation encompasses a wide range of linguistic phenomena, related to nominal and adverbial expressions and to the information structuring notions of topic and focus; and takes intriguingly different forms across languages. This book reveals some of the empirical richness of dislocation and some key puzzles related to its syntactic, semantic, and discourse analysis.




    Part I: Structure of Dislocation

    On Left Dislocation in the Recent History of English: Theory and Data Hand in Hand

    Javier Pérez-Guerra and David Tizón-Couto

    The Left Clausal Periphery: Clitic Left Dislocation in Italian and Left Dislocation in German

    Günther Grewendorf

    Echo Questions and Split CP

    Nicholas Sobin

    On Split CPs and the ‘Perfectness’ of Language

    Frederick J. Newmeyer

    Periphery Effects and the Dynamics of Tree Growth

    Ruth Kempson, Jieun Kiaer, Ronnie Cann



    Part II: Content of Dislocation

    Sentential Particles and Clausal Typing in Venetan Dialects

    Nicola Munaro and Cecilia Poletto

    Discourse Particles in the Left Periphery

    Malte Zimmermann

    Noncanonical Word Order and the Distribution of Inferrable Information in English

    Betty J. Birner

    Information Structuring inside Constituents: The Case of Chichewa Split NPs

    Sam Mchombo and Yukiko Morimoto

    Rethinking the Narrow Scope Reading of Contrastive Topic

    Beáta Gyuris

    Fronted Quantificational Adverbs

    Ariel Cohen



    Part III: Beyond the Sentence

    Parenthetical Adverbials: The Radical Orphanage Approach

    Liliane Haegeman

    Postscript: Problems and Solutions for Orphan Analyses

    Liliane Haegeman, Benjamin Shaer, Werner Frey

    German and English Left-Peripheral Elements and the "Orphan" Analysis of Non-Integration

    Benjamin Shaer

    On the Correlative Nature of Hungarian Left-Peripheral Relatives

    Anikó Lipták

    Defined by their Left: Wh-Relative Clauses in German

    Anke Holler




    Benjamin ShaerPhilippa Cook, Werner Frey, and Claudia Maienborn are affiliated with the Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin.