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Pragmatics for Latin: From Syntax to Information Structure

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Pragmatics for Latin: From Syntax to Information Structure - Devine, A M, and Stephens, Laurence D
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Latin is often described as a free word order language, but in general each word order encodes a particular information structure: in that sense, each word order has a different meaning. Pragmatics for Latin provides a descriptive analysis of Latin information structure based on detailed philological evidence and elaborates a syntax-pragmatics interface that formalizes the informational content of the various different word orders. Using a slightly adjusted version of the structured meanings theory, the book shows how the ...

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Pragmatics for Latin: From Syntax to Information Structure 2019, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190939472

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