Focus types and argument asymmetries: a cross-linguistic study in language production

Skopeteas S, Fanselow G (2010)
In: Contrastive information structure. Breul C, Göbbel E (Eds); Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: Benjamins: 169-197.

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Skopeteas, StavrosUniBi; Fanselow, Gisbert
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Breul, Carsten; Göbbel, Edward
Abstract / Bemerkung
The effects of focus on syntax differ across languages: some languages encode focus in situ, while in other languages focus induces an array of constructions that deviate from the canonical configuration, such as non-canonical orders or clefts. This article presents semi-spontaneously produced data from American English, Québec French, Hungarian, and Georgian which shows that speakers of these languages select different structures under identical discourse conditions. The observed cross-linguistic differences are accounted for by means of grammatical properties of the object languages that hold independently of information structure. This account leads to the conclusion that a non-compositional mapping between information structural concepts and structural configurations is an unnecessary complication of the grammatical model.
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production experiment; focus movement; cleft sentences; contastive focus; new information focus
Erscheinungsjahr
2010
Buchtitel
Contrastive information structure
Seite(n)
169-197
ISBN
9789027287847
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https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2095035

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Skopeteas S, Fanselow G. Focus types and argument asymmetries: a cross-linguistic study in language production. In: Breul C, Göbbel E, eds. Contrastive information structure. Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: Benjamins; 2010: 169-197.
Skopeteas, S., & Fanselow, G. (2010). Focus types and argument asymmetries: a cross-linguistic study in language production. In C. Breul & E. Göbbel (Eds.), Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today. Contrastive information structure (pp. 169-197). Amsterdam, Philadelphia: Benjamins.
Skopeteas, S., and Fanselow, G. (2010). “Focus types and argument asymmetries: a cross-linguistic study in language production” in Contrastive information structure, Breul, C., and Göbbel, E. eds. Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today (Amsterdam, Philadelphia: Benjamins), 169-197.
Skopeteas, S., & Fanselow, G., 2010. Focus types and argument asymmetries: a cross-linguistic study in language production. In C. Breul & E. Göbbel, eds. Contrastive information structure. Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: Benjamins, pp. 169-197.
S. Skopeteas and G. Fanselow, “Focus types and argument asymmetries: a cross-linguistic study in language production”, Contrastive information structure, C. Breul and E. Göbbel, eds., Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, Amsterdam, Philadelphia: Benjamins, 2010, pp.169-197.
Skopeteas, S., Fanselow, G.: Focus types and argument asymmetries: a cross-linguistic study in language production. In: Breul, C. and Göbbel, E. (eds.) Contrastive information structure. Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today. p. 169-197. Benjamins, Amsterdam, Philadelphia (2010).
Skopeteas, Stavros, and Fanselow, Gisbert. “Focus types and argument asymmetries: a cross-linguistic study in language production”. Contrastive information structure. Ed. Carsten Breul and Edward Göbbel. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: Benjamins, 2010. Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today. 169-197.
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