The Oxford Handbook of Information Structure

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Abstract

This book provides linguists with a clear, critical, and comprehensive overview of theoretical and experimental work on information structure. Leading researchers survey the main theories of information structure in syntax, phonology, and semantics as well as perspectives from psycholinguistics and other relevant fields. Following the editors' introduction the book is divided into four parts. The first, on theories of and theoretical perspectives on information structure, includes chapters on topic, prosody, and implicature. Part 2 covers a range of current issues in the field, including focus, quantification, and sign languages, while Part 3 is concerned with experimental approaches to information structure, including processes involved in its acquisition and comprehension. The final part contains a series of linguistic case studies drawn from a wide variety of the world's language families. This volume will be the standard guide to current work in information structure and a major point of departure for future research.

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External organisations
  • Goethe University
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • General Language Studies and Linguistics
  • Specific Languages

Keywords

  • Linguistics, Information structure
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford, UK
PublisherOxford University Press
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9780199642670
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul 28
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes