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Introduction

Silvio Cruschina

in Discourse-Related Features and Functional Projections

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199759613
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932658 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759613.003.0001

Series: Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax

Introduction

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This introductory chapter presents the main problems that will be addressed in this study, as well as the aims and the goals of the book. It begins with the definition of information structure, and with a description of the main questions that arise from the claim that discourse‐related features play an active role in syntax and from its theoretical consequences. An outline follows of the contents of the chapters.

Keywords: information structure; discourse‐related features; functional projections

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Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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