Discourse-oriented Syntax by Josef Bayer, Roland Hinterhölzl, Andreas Trotzke

By Josef Bayer, Roland Hinterhölzl, Andreas Trotzke

Till lately, little recognition has been paid inside syntax to elements of discourse that means that transcend details constitution and fall into the area of non-at-issue that means working on the point of illocutionary strength. To technique this area, the various contributions of this quantity care for the syntax of discourse debris. even though, the problem of ways to account for discourse debris inside of a extra specific map of the illocutionary area is an effective place to begin for contemplating additional phenomena with regards to the syntax of speech acts. by way of targeting speech-act similar debris and/or which means domain names, this quantity makes a brand new contribution to the sphere, as current collections both don't provide a relatively slim concentrate on debris or aren't constrained to syntax-oriented methods. the first viewers of this quantity are researchers and graduate scholars attracted to state of the art ways to the syntax-discourse interface in the cartographic method of syntax.

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Unlike the wh-item warum (‘why’), why-like was cannot be focused and cannot occur in situ in multiple questions. (35) a. /*Wer steht hier WAS herum?! b. /Wer steht hier WARUM herum?! (36) a. /*Wer lacht WAS so blöd?! b. /Wer lacht WARUM so blöd?! 16 The examples in (34) seem to even improve in idiomaticity when denn is added. . This is the case in surprise-disapproval questions with wie as in (i) Wie siehst DU denn aus?! ’ Without denn, the utterance is likely to be interpreted as an information-seeking question.

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