Information Structure and Reference Tracking in Complex Sentences

ORCID logoRik van Gijn | University of Zurich
Jeremy Hammond | Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Dejan Matić | Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Saskia van Putten | Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Ana Vilacy Galucio | Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi-MCTI
ISBN 9789027206862 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027270757 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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This volume is dedicated to exploring the crossroads where complex sentences and information management – more specifically information structure and reference tracking – come together. Complex sentences are a highly relevant but understudied domain for studying notions of IS and RT. On the one hand, a complex sentence can be studied as a mini-unit of discourse consisting of two or more elements describing events, situations, or processes, with its own internal information-structural and referential organization. On the other hand, complex sentences can be studied as parts of larger discourse structures, such as narratives or conversations, in terms of how their information-structural characteristics relate to this wider context. The book offers new perspectives for the study of the interaction between complex sentences and information management, and moreover adds typological breadth by focusing on lesser studied languages from several parts of the world.
[Typological Studies in Language, 105] 2014.  vi, 409 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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