By Cécile de Cat
The writer argues that spoken French is a discourse-configurational language, within which issues are obligatorily dislocated. She develops a syntactically parsimonious account, which maximizes the import of interfaces concerned with discourse and prosody. She proposes transparent diagnostics, following a reexamination of the prestige of topic clitics and a reevaluation of the attribute prosody of dislocated materials. The theoretical arguments in the course of the ebook leisure on information that comes from
corpora of spontaneous creation and from a number of elitication experiments.
This e-book throws new mild on French syntax and prosody and makes a huge and unique contribution to the learn of linguistic interfaces. essentially expressed and tightly argued it's going to curiosity students and complicated scholars of French and of its acquisition as a primary language in addition to linguistic theorists attracted to the interfaces among syntax, discourse, and phonology.
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