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Author Endō, Yoshio, 1960-

Title Locality and information structure : a cartographic approach to Japanese / Yoshio Endo.

Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., ©2007.

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 235 pages) : illustrations.
Series Linguistik aktuell = Linguistics today, 0166-0829 ; v. 116
Linguistik aktuell ; Bd. 116.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-232) and index.
Contents Locality and Information Structure; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; TABLE OF CONTENTS; Preface; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; 1. Introduction; 2. Evolution of Relativized Minimality; 3. Topic and Quantifier-Induced Blocking Effects; 4. Are Topics Special?; 5. Focus and Case; 6. Focus and Nominative Adverbials; 7. Ditransitives; 8. On the Nature of the Subject Position; 9. Informant Surveys; 10. Concluding Remarks; REFERENCES; Subject Index; The series Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today.
Summary This monograph presents a systematic exploration of Japanese syntax within the cartographic approach, paying special attention to the locality effects induced by discourse-based features such as topic and focus. Although the main focus is on Japanese syntax, implications of the analyses developed are investigated from a broader comparative perspective. Unlike previous works on Japanese generative syntax, this book is based partially on informant surveys, including the distribution of adverbials and the categorical status of nominative-Case-marked adverbials, as well as an exhaustive survey of.
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Subject Japanese language -- Syntax.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Endo, Yoshio, 1960- Locality and information structure. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., ©2007 (DLC) 2007037270
ISBN 9789027291950 (electronic bk.)
9027291950 (electronic bk.)
9789027233806 (hb ; alk. paper)
9027233802 (hb ; alk. paper)