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Towards a Fine-Grained Theory of Focus

Chiara Dal Farra    Ca' Foscari    

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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.

Published
Sept. 28, 2018
Accepted
Aug. 13, 2018
Submitted
Aug. 3, 2018
Language
EN

Keywords: FocusSyntaxLeft peripheryFocus movementFocalisation

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