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Subject dislocations in contemporary Italian and in a contrastive perspective with French

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Contribution to book (peer-reviewed)
Publication date 2014
Author De Cesare Anna-Maria,
Project L’ordine dei costituenti in italiano e in prospettiva contrastiva
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Contribution to book (peer-reviewed)

Book Tra romanistica e germanistica: lingua, testo, cognizione e cultura / Between Romance and Germanic..
Editor , Korzen Iørn / Ferrari Angela / De Cesare Anna-Maria (eds)
Publisher Peter Lang, Bern Berlin Bruxelles Frankfurt am Main New York Oxford Wien
Page(s) 35 - 54
ISBN 978-3-0343-1563-0 br
Title of proceedings Tra romanistica e germanistica: lingua, testo, cognizione e cultura / Between Romance and Germanic..

Abstract

The goal of this paper is to discuss a particular type of non-canonical syntactic construction, generally called dislocation (in It. dislocazione; Fr. dislocation), which is available in a wide array of languages and language families and on which there is an extensive body of studies (particularly on French). This paper pursues two main goals. First, through a contrastive analysis with French, it aims at showing that Subject dislocation also exists in contemporary Italian and that there are in fact two different types of Subject dislocations in the two languages. Second, it aims at underlining that the status of what will be called "Subject dislocation proper" is hard to identify in written texts.
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