publication . Article . 2013

The linguistic realization of information packaging

Enric Vallduví; Elisabet Engdahl;
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  • Published: 27 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
There is increasing awareness of the large degree of crosslinguistic diversity involved in the structural realization of information packaging (or information structure). Whereas English and many Germanic languages primarily exploit intonation for informational purposes, in other languages, like Catalan, syntax plays the primary role in the realization of information packaging and intonation is reduced to a secondary role. In yet another group of languages the primary structural correlate is morphology. This paper provides a contrastive analysis of the structural properties of information packaging in a number of languages. It also contains a discussion of some ...
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free text keywords: Information packaging, Cross-linguistic comparison, Tripartite articulation, Linguistics and Language, Language and Linguistics, Philosophy, Linguistics, Catalan, language.human_language, language, Determiner, Pragmatics
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