Topic, Focus and Configurationality

Papers from the 6th Groningen Grammar Talks, Groningen, 1984

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Some fundamental questions regarding sentence structure in linguistics concern whether all languages, at some level of abstraction, have the same structure, and what are the basic categories with which to describe sentence structure. The contributors of this volume are specialized in two quite different languages: Hungarian and German. Of the German papers three are mainly about focus (Abraham, Jacobs, and Stechow-Uhman), whereas the remaining ones (Haider and Scherpenisse) are mainly about V-second. The Hungarian papers are all about focus, of which those of Kálman, Kiefer, Marácz, and De Mey-Marácz are about focussing in the stricter sense. Hunyadi, Kenesei and É. Kiss focus on the pre-verbal area in general and the interpretation of operators in Hungarian in particular. The remaining papers (Horvath, Komlósy, and Szabolczi) are on the position of the PRE-V, the position immediately after the finite verb.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 4] 1986.  v, 349 pp.
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Jacobs, Joachim
1992. Neutral Stress and the Position of Heads. In Informationsstruktur und Grammatik,  pp. 220 ff. DOI logo
Kiss, Katalin É.
2002. The Syntax of Hungarian, DOI logo
Marácz, László
Moravcsik, Edith A.
1990. Review of Kiss (1987): Configurationality in syntax. Studies in Language 14:1  pp. 234 ff. DOI logo
Schmidt, Stephan
1994. Zur Syntax der Form dr+Präposition. In Was determiniert Wortstellungsvariation?,  pp. 219 ff. DOI logo
Surányi, Balázs
2009. Verbal particles inside and outsidevP. Acta Linguistica Hungarica 56:2-3  pp. 201 ff. DOI logo
Szendröi, Kriszta
2006. Focus Movement (With Special Reference to Hungarian). In The Blackwell Companion to Syntax,  pp. 272 ff. DOI logo
Szendrői, Kriszta
2017. Focus Movement. In The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Syntax, Second Edition,  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Tuller, Laurice
1992. The syntax of postverbal focus constructions in Chadic. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 10:2  pp. 303 ff. DOI logo
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2006. Consolidated References. In The Blackwell Companion to Syntax,  pp. 439 ff. DOI logo

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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