This volume is about 'dislocation' – the removal of phrases from their canonical positions in a sentence to its left or right edge. Dislocation encompasses a wide range of linguistic phenomena, related to nominal and adverbial expressions and to the information structuring notions of topic and focus; and takes intriguingly different forms across languages. This book reveals some of the empirical richness of dislocation and some key puzzles related to its syntactic, semantic, and discourse analysis.

chapter |27 pages


Dislocation: Concepts, Questions, Goals
ByBenjamin Shaer, Philippa Cook, Werner Frey, Claudia Maienborn

part I|142 pages

Structure of Dislocation

chapter 1|18 pages

On Left Dislocation in the Recent History of English

Theory and Data Hand in Hand1
ByJavier Pérez-Guerra, David Tizón-Couto

chapter 2|46 pages

The Left Clausal Periphery

Clitic Left Dislocation in Italian and Left Dislocation in German1
ByGünther Grewendorf

chapter 3|19 pages

Echo Questions and Split CP1

ByNicholas Sobin

chapter 4|27 pages

On Split CPs and the ‘Perfectness' of Language1

ByFrederick J. Newmeyer

chapter 5|30 pages

Periphery Effects and the Dynamics of Tree Growth

ByRuth Kempson, Jieun Kiaer, Ronnie Cann

part II|157 pages

Content of Dislocation

chapter 6|27 pages

Sentential Particles and Clausal Typing in Venetan Dialects1

ByNicola Munaro, Cecilia Poletto

chapter 7|32 pages

Discourse Particles in the Left Periphery1

ByMalte Zimmermann

chapter 9|29 pages

Information Structuring inside Constituents

The Case of Chicheŵa Split NPs1
BySam McHombo, Yukiko Morimoto

chapter 10|28 pages

Rethinking the Narrow Scope Reading of Contrastive Topic1

ByBeáta Gyuris

chapter 11|16 pages

Fronted Quantificational Adverbs1

ByAriel Cohen

part III|132 pages

Beyond the Sentence

chapter 12|17 pages

Parenthetical Adverbials

The Radical Orphanage Approach1
ByLiliane Haegeman

chapter 13|18 pages


Problems and Solutions for Orphan Analyses
ByLiliane Haegeman, Benjamin Shaer, Werner Frey

chapter 15|33 pages

On the Correlative Nature of Hungarian Left-Peripheral Relatives1

ByAnikó Lipták

chapter 16|30 pages

Defined by Their Left

Wh-Relative Clauses in German1
ByAnke Holler