Building information structure

  • Molnarfi, L. (Researcher)

    Project: Research project

    Project Details

    Description

    The proposed research attempts to review conceptual and empirical issues in the domain of word order variation as a result of scrambling processes.The aim of the project is to identify and exploit those aspects of the syntax-prosody and syntax-discourse interface which allow to address the issue of optionality in a coherent syntactic theory of word order variation. We explore the possibility that word order is driven by prosody: features of the peripheral system may encode instructions to both the core computational component and the interface levels that are linked to prosodic and information structure. Optionality of movement falls out as a consequence of lexicalizing either the head or the tail position in the scrambling chain.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/041/01/10

    Research Output

    • 3 Conference contribution

    On Scrambling as Defocusing in German and West Germanic

    Molnárfi, L., 2004, Triggers (Studies in Generative Grammar, 75). Breitbarth, A. & van Riemsdijk, H. C. (eds.). Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter, Vol. 75. p. 331-385 54 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

    On the interpretation of multiple negation in spoken and written Afrikaans

    Molnárfi, L., 2004, The Composition of Meaning. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 255.. ter Meulen, A. & Abraham, W. (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, Vol. 255. p. 145-167 22 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

    Some remarks on the formal typology of pronouns in West Germanic

    Molnárfi, L., 2004, Focus on Germanic Typology. Studia Typologica 6.. Abraham, W. (ed.). Berlin: Akademie Verlag, Vol. 6. p. 259-298 39 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientific

    Activities

    • 1 Editorial activity

    Folia Linguistica (Journal)

    L. Molnarfi (Editor of special issue)

    2003

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific