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Information structure and reference tracking in complex sentences


Van Gijn, Rik Information structure and reference tracking in complex sentences. Edited by: Van Gijn, Rik; Hammond, Jeremy; Matić, Dejan; Van Putten, Saskia; Galucio, Ana Vilacy (2014). Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

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This volume is dedicated to exploring the crossroads where complex sentences and information management – more specifically information structure and reference tracking – come together. Complex sentences are a highly relevant but understudied domain for studying notions of IS and RT. On the one hand, a complex sentence can be studied as a mini-unit of discourse consisting of two or more elements describing events, situations, or processes, with its own internal information-structural and referential organization. On the other hand, complex sentences can be studied as parts of larger discourse structures, such as narratives or conversations, in terms of how their information-structural characteristics relate to this wider context. The book offers new perspectives for the study of the interaction between complex sentences and information management, and moreover adds typological breadth by focusing on lesser studied languages from several parts of the world.

This volume is dedicated to exploring the crossroads where complex sentences and information management – more specifically information structure and reference tracking – come together. Complex sentences are a highly relevant but understudied domain for studying notions of IS and RT. On the one hand, a complex sentence can be studied as a mini-unit of discourse consisting of two or more elements describing events, situations, or processes, with its own internal information-structural and referential organization. On the other hand, complex sentences can be studied as parts of larger discourse structures, such as narratives or conversations, in terms of how their information-structural characteristics relate to this wider context. The book offers new perspectives for the study of the interaction between complex sentences and information management, and moreover adds typological breadth by focusing on lesser studied languages from several parts of the world.

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Item Type:Edited Scientific Work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Comparative Linguistics
Dewey Decimal Classification:490 Other languages
890 Other literatures
410 Linguistics
Language:English
Date:March 2014
Deposited On:11 Mar 2014 17:25
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:45
Publisher:John Benjamins
Series Name:Typological Studies in Language
Volume:105
Number of Pages:409
ISSN:9789027206862
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-94016

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