11. German right dislocation and afterthought in discourse
I show that German right dislocation subsumes two distinct constructions, which I label <i>right dislocation proper </i>and <i>afterthought</i>. These differ in a number of prosodic, syntactic and semantic characteristics and also have different discoursefunctional properties. Right dislocation marks a discourse referent as especially salient on the current stage of the discourse. This requires the fulfilment of certain anaphoric constraints on the following discourse. Afterthought is a local reference clarification strategy and has no impact on the global discourse structure.