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Published: 17 September 2015

352 Pages


ISBN: 9780198737933

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The Interaction of Focus, Givenness, and Prosody

A Study of Italian Clause Structure

Vieri Samek-Lodovici

Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics

  • This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence
  • The most comprehensive study to date of Italian contrastive focalization
  • Provides scholars with the analytical tools to accurately determine which linguistic effects pertain to focalization and which to discourse givenness
  • Presents new empirical data, which are supplied together with the discourse context in which they were elicited

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