Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale
52 | 2018

Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale
52 | 2018

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Vol. 52 | Num. 1 | Settembre 2018

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Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale | 52 | 2018

Towards a Fine-Grained Theory of Focus

Chiara Dal Farra
Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia
835035@stud.unive.it

DOI 10.30687/AnnOc/2499-1562/2018/01/002

Submitted 03 Aug 2018
Accepted 13 Aug 2018

Abstract

This paper investigates the roles of focus, arguing that such a notion is too wide and can be applied to several phenomena. I show that focus needs to be further specified for (at least) another feature and is therefore made of smaller primitive traits. These can combine to create bundles of features, which give rise to the several types of foci we know. Moreover, these features are subject to parametrization and can thus account for cross-linguistic differences.

Keywords
Syntax. Left periphery. Focus. Focalisation. Focus movement.

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Dal Farra Chiara

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Towards a Fine-Grained Theory of Focus

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Journal Article

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en

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http://doi.org/10.14277/AnnOc/2499-1562/2018/01/002

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This paper investigates the roles of focus, arguing that such a notion is too wide and can be applied to several phenomena. I show that focus needs to be further specified for (at least) another feature and is therefore made of smaller primitive traits. These can combine to create bundles of features, which give rise to the several types of foci we know. Moreover, these features are subject to parametrization and can thus account for cross-linguistic differences.

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Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale

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Vol. 52 | Num. 1 | Settembre 2018

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2018-09-28

dc.dateAccepted

2018-08-03

dc.dateSubmitted

2018-08-13

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2499-2232

dc.identifier.eissn

2499-1562

dc.rights

Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Syntax

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Left periphery

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Focus

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Focalisation

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Focus movement

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