This article discusses the informative function of obliques in first position within the sentence showing that in addition to being Topic, they can also be Focus constituents. We present data from a corpus of spoken Italian and examine the different types of focused obliques in initial position. An analysis of the prosodic characteristics of these constituents in different syntactic positions enables us to present a new principle governing the relation between the syntactic sequence and the information value of elements within the sentence.

Mereu, L. (2016). Obliques and the initial syntactic position. In A.e.G. De Cesare (a cura di), Current issues in Italian, Romance and Germanic non-canonical word orders. Syntax - Information structure - Discourse organization (pp. 37-69). Frankfurt am Main [10.3726/978-3-653-05662-4].

Obliques and the initial syntactic position

Mereu Lunella
2016

Abstract

This article discusses the informative function of obliques in first position within the sentence showing that in addition to being Topic, they can also be Focus constituents. We present data from a corpus of spoken Italian and examine the different types of focused obliques in initial position. An analysis of the prosodic characteristics of these constituents in different syntactic positions enables us to present a new principle governing the relation between the syntactic sequence and the information value of elements within the sentence.
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Mereu, L. (2016). Obliques and the initial syntactic position. In A.e.G. De Cesare (a cura di), Current issues in Italian, Romance and Germanic non-canonical word orders. Syntax - Information structure - Discourse organization (pp. 37-69). Frankfurt am Main [10.3726/978-3-653-05662-4].
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