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Information Structure and Syntactic Change in Germanic and Romance Languages

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  • Editors: Kristin Bech1, and Kristine Gunn Eide1
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027270467
Abstract

The contributions of this volume offer new perspectives on the relation between syntax and information structure in the history of Germanic and Romance languages, focusing on English, German, Norwegian, French, Spanish and Portuguese, and both from a synchronic and a diachronic perspective. In addition to discussing changes in individual languages along the syntax–information structure axis, the volume also makes a point of comparing and contrasting different languages with respect to the interplay between syntax and information structure. Since the creation of increasingly sophisticated annotated corpora of historical texts is on the agenda in many research environments, methods and schemes for information structure annotation and analysis of historical texts from a theoretical and applied perspective are discussed.

Subjects: Germanic linguistics; Syntax; Romance linguistics; Theoretical linguistics; Historical linguistics; Generative linguistics

  • Affiliations: 1: University of Oslo

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