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By Luis López

During this quantity, Luis López sheds new mild on info constitution and makes an important contribution to paintings on grammatical operations within the Minimalist software. via a cautious research of dislocations and concentration fronting in Romance, the writer exhibits that notions reminiscent of 'topic' and 'focus', as often outlined, yield no predictions and proposes as a substitute a characteristic approach in keeping with the notions 'discourse anaphor' and 'contrast'. He provides an in depth version of syntax---information-structure interplay and argues that this interplay occurs on the section point, with a privileged function for the sting of the section. additional, he investigates phenomena in regards to the syntax of gadgets in Romance and Germanic - accusative A, p-movement, clitic doubling, scrambling, item shift - and exhibits that there are cross-linguistic correlations among syntactic configuration and specificity, self sufficient of discourse connectedness. the quantity ends with a longer research of the syntax of dislocations in Romance.

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