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The Syntax-Information Structure Interface: Clausal Word Order and the Left Periphery in Galician Timothy Gupton

The Syntax-Information Structure Interface: Clausal Word Order and the Left Periphery in Galician

Timothy Gupton

Published October 15th 2014
ISBN : 9781614512059
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320 pages
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The syntactic analysis of preverbal subjects has been the topic of debate for a wide variety of languages. This book establishes clausal word order preferences for Galician, a null-subject language of the Iberian Peninsula, based on quantitative andMoreThe syntactic analysis of preverbal subjects has been the topic of debate for a wide variety of languages. This book establishes clausal word order preferences for Galician, a null-subject language of the Iberian Peninsula, based on quantitative and qualitative data. The experimental methodology and information structure assumptions employed create several testable predictions. The results suggest that, in a wide range of contexts, preverbal subjects behave like canonical elements, and not clitic left-dislocated (CLLD) elements.