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Author Sánchez, Liliana, author.

Title The morphology and syntax of topic and focus : minimalist inquiries in the Quechua periphery / Liliana Sánchez, Rutgers University
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., [2010]


Description 1 online resource (ix, 242 pages) : illustrations
Series Linguistik aktuell = Linguistics today (LA), 0166-0829 ; v. 169
Linguistik aktuell ; Bd. 169.
Contents Introduction: peripheral domains and agreement in Southern Quechua -- An overview of Southern Quechua morphology and syntax -- Morphology, syntax, and informational structure in Quechua -- Agree, morphological syncretism, and peripheral constituents -- Clausal analyses and left and right peripheries of DPs -- The limits of agree in the left-periphery: wh-words, polarity items, and intervention effects -- The limits of syncretism: wh-movement -- The left and right right periphery in narrative discourse -- Concluding remarks
Summary This book presents an innovative analysis that relates informational structure, syntax and morphology in Quechua. It provides a minimalist account of the relationship between focus, topic, evidentiality and other left-peripheral features and sentence-internal constituents marked with suffixes that have been previously considered of a pragmatic nature. Intervention effects show that these relationships are also of a syntactic nature. The analysis is extended to morphological markers that appear on polarity sensitive items and wh-words. The book also provides a brief overview of the main characteristics of Quechua syntax as well as additional bibliographical information
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Quechua language -- Grammar
Quechua language -- Morphology
Quechua language -- Syntax
Minimalist theory (Linguistics)
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Native American Languages.
Minimalist theory (Linguistics)
Quechua language -- Grammar
Quechua language -- Morphology
Quechua language -- Syntax
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010036642
ISBN 9789027287526