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Pragmatics for Latin: From Syntax to Information Structure

ISBN : 9780190939472

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¥11,396
Author: 
A. M. Devine; Laurence D. Stephens
Pages
248 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Apr 2019
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Latin is often described as a free word order language, but in general each word order encodes a particular information structure: in that sense, each word order has a different meaning. Pragmatics for Latin provides a descriptive analysis of Latin information structure based on detailed philological evidence and elaborates a syntax-pragmatics interface that formalizes the informational content of the various different word orders. Using a slightly adjusted version of the structured meanings theory, the book shows how the pragmatic meanings matching the different word orders arise naturally and spontaneously out of the compositional process as an integral part of a single semantic derivation covering denotational and informational meaning at one and the same time.

Index: 

Abbreviations
Preface
Introduction
1. Broad Focus
2. Narrow Focus
3. Association with Focus
4. Topics, Scrambling, and Tails
5. Nominals
Glossary
Symbols
Bibliography
Index

About the author: 

A.M. Devine, Professor of Classics at Stanford University, and Laurence D. Stephens, Adjunct Professor of Classics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, have collaborated on research in Latin and Greek linguistics for many years. They have written numerous articles and books on topics ranging from metrics and prosody to syntax and semantics.

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