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Topic, Focus and the Structural Dynamics of Language

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Topic, Focus and the Structural Dynamics of Language


The characterisation of a grammar formalism for natural languages defined in terms of the process of time-linear tree growth for interpretation explains syntactic topic and focus effects at the left and right periphery as consequences of basic tree growth processes, much as (Vallduvi, 1991), but without positing any additional level of structural representation.Article

Kempson, Ruth and Cann, Ronnie and Kiaer, Jieun (2004) Topic, Focus and the Structural Dynamics of Language.


Item Type: Article
Subjects: Philosophy
Keywords: Dynamic syntax, Grammar formalism
Divisions: Institute of Philosophy
Collections: London Philosophy Papers
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URI: http://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/id/eprint/832
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