Bookcover of Focalizing Ser ('to be') in Colombian Spanish
Booktitle:

Focalizing Ser ('to be') in Colombian Spanish

An empirical study of a dialectally-marked syntactic phenomenon in Spanish

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2012-11-08 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-659-28491-5

ISBN-10:
3659284912
EAN:
9783659284915
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Interesting developments have taken place during the last twenty years regarding the information structure of CP and IP. In terms of topic and focus structures, evidence from various languages shows that topic and focus may originate within IP. The present study analyzes the Focalizing Ser ('to be') structure, a syntactic phenomenon only found in a few Spanish dialects (Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Panama, and the Dominican Republic). This study carefully examines the syntactic properties of this construction and explores its semantic and discourse characteristics. The results of the analysis indicate that this dialectally-marked form is much more complex than initially thought and that it constitutes an excellent case of IP-internal focalization.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Dunia Catalina Méndez Vallejo
Number of pages:
352
Published at:
2012-11-08
Stock:
Available
Category:
General and comparative linguistics
Price:
79.00 €
Keywords:
syntax, Information structure, focus, Colombian Spanish

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