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作者 Fiedler, Ines
書名 Expression of Information Structure : A documentation of its diversity across Africa
出版項 Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2010
©2010
國際標準書號 9789027288424 (electronic bk.)
9789027206725
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (400 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
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附註 The Expression of Information Structure -- Editorial page -- Title page -- LCC data -- Table of contents -- Introduction -- References -- Information structure marking in Sandawe texts -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Grammatical preliminaries -- 3. Previous research on information structure marking in Sandawe -- 4. Information structure marking in Sandawe texts -- 5. Conclusion -- Abbreviations -- References -- Appendices -- Topic and focus fields in Naki -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Brief overview of Naki sentential syntax -- 3. The encoding of information structure in Naki -- 4. Postverbal focalization -- 5. Analyzing postverbal focalization -- 6. Conclusion -- Abbreviations -- References -- The relation between focus and theticity in the Tuu family -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Cleft constructions and contrastive term focus -- 3. Polyfunctional cleft constructions -- 4. Cleft constructions and entity-central theticity -- Abbreviations -- References -- Focus marking in Aghem -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Syntactic marking of focus (Watters 1979) -- 3. Morphological marking of focus on the verbal auxiliary (Anderson 1979) -- 4. Marking of focus in the noun phrase -- 5. Conclusion -- Abbreviations -- References -- On the obligatoriness of focus marking -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Focus-marking strategies in Tar B'arma -- 3. Obligatoriness of focus marking in Tar B'arma -- 4. Conclusion -- Abbreviations -- References -- Focalisation and defocalisation in Isu -- 0. Introduction: Marking properties of informational status in Isu -- 1. Word order: Structural encoding of information value -- 2. Morphological encoding of information value -- 3. Conclusion -- Abbreviations -- References -- Discourse function of inverted passives in Makua-Marevone narratives -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Approach -- 3. Three construction types compared
4. Inverted passive constructions in three selected narratives -- 5. Conclusion -- Abbreviations -- References -- Topic-focus articulation in Taqbaylit and Tashelhit Berber -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Views on topic-focus articulation and word order variation in Berber -- 3. Taqbaylit -- 4. Tashelhit -- 5. Word order flexibility and discourse-configurationality over time -- Abbreviations -- References -- Focus in Atlantic languages -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Formal marking of focus in the Atlantic languages -- 3. Focus: Uses and definition -- 4. Related features -- 5. Conclusion -- Abbreviations -- References -- Topic and focus construction asymmetry -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Initial comparison -- 3. Main clause properties -- 4. Resumptive function -- 5. Modifiers in emphatic constituents -- 6. Discussion -- Abbreviations -- References -- Verb-and-predication focus markers in Gur -- 0. Introduction -- 1. Previous analyses -- 2. Theoretical framework and elicitation method -- 3. Focus system -- 4. The role of ME-particles in verb-and-predication focus -- 5. Conclusion -- Abbreviations -- References -- Why contrast matters: Information structure in Gawwada (East Cushitic) -- 1. Generalities -- 2. Basic syntactic structure -- 3. Theoretical background -- 4. Topics -- 5. Topic-comment structures and the formal unmarkedness of focus in Gawwada -- 6. Thetic sentences and the focalization of new subjects -- 7. Marking contrast: =kka -- 8. Argument focus, again: Word-order change -- 9. Incorporation -- 10. Conclusions -- Abbreviations -- References -- Focus and the Ejagham verb system -- 1. A typology of focus -- 2. The perfective and imperfective verbal forms in Western Ejagham -- 3. Scope and communicative point of focus relative to the ConstF forms -- 4. Generalizing on the use of the constituent and operator focus verb forms
5. Tense, aspect and mood, and the pragmatic notion of focus -- 6. Concluding comments -- Abbreviations -- References -- Language index -- Subject index -- The series Typological Studies in Language
This study concerns the interaction of 'focus' with the verbal system of Ejagham, an Ekoid Bantu language. In particular it concerns the multiple forms of the perfective and imperfective aspects. The Ejagham system differs from the tendency in Bantu systems. The verb forms in Ejagham have a 'constituent' focus form that sub-categorizes predicates ("verbs") with terms ("nps"), and an 'operator' focus form used whenever the verbal operator is within the scope of focus. Bantu languages commonly have a form used when the verbal complement falls within the scope of focus but another form for other cases. So Bantu languages tend to group predicates with verbal operators. In addition, Ejagham conflates assertive and contrastive focus, a distinction that is important in other Bantoid languages in the general vicinity of Ejagham but not in Ejagham
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Fiedler, Ines Expression of Information Structure : A documentation of its diversity across Africa Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company,c2010 9789027206725
主題 African languages -- Grammar, Comparative -- Congresses.;Focus (Linguistics) -- Congresses.;Typology (Linguistics) -- Congresses.;Intonation (Phonetics) -- Congresses
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Alt Author Schwarz, Anne
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