Diachronic Studies on Information Structure - Language Acquisition and Change

von: Gisella Ferraresi, Rosemarie Lühr

Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co.KG, 2010

ISBN: 9783110227475 , 231 Seiten

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Diachronic Studies on Information Structure - Language Acquisition and Change


 

This volume is a collection of papers on the role informational categories like topic and focus can play in language change phenomena. The novelty of the papers contained in this volume consists in the analyses offered by the authors from a modern theoretical perspective. A further point of interest  is the wide range of different languages analyzed like a number of various Germanic and Romance languages, but also Warihio, a non Indo-European language spoken in Mexico. The phenomena of language change considered where information structure is an important factor range from word order change to the rise of clitic pronouns.


Gisella Ferraresi, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M., Germany; Rosemarie Lühr, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany.