Configuring Topic and Focus in Russian
By (author) Tracy Holloway King
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Configuring Topic and Focus in Russian by Tracy Holloway King
Book DescriptionThis work examines word order. More accurately, it is the ordering of constituents that is discussed since prepositional phrases and most noun phrases form syntactic constituents and the encoding of topic and focus in Russian. As has long been observed, word order in Russian encodes specific discourse information: with neutral intonation, topics precede discourse-neutral constituents which precede foci. King extends this idea to show that word order encodes different types of topic and focus in a principled manner.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781881526629
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Centre for the Study of Language & Information
Publisher: Centre for the Study of Language & Information
Publish Date: 30-Jun-1995
Country of Publication: United States
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