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The Architecture of I-Structure

Conference paper
Authors Maia Andréasson
Published in Proceedings of LFG07, CSLI Publications, Editors: Miriam Butt, Tracy Holloway King. LFG07, Stanford University, Ca, USA, July 28–30 2007
Pages 26-43
Publication year 2007
Published at Department of Swedish
Pages 26-43
Language en
Keywords information dynamics, information structure, lexical functional grammar, sentence adverbials
Subject categories Linguistics, Specific Languages, Swedish language


In this paper, the inventory and the architecture of a separate i-structure representation in LFG is discussed in relation to Swedish data. It is argued that a discourse function SCENE needs to be distinguished from RHEME and GROUND. It furthermore proposed that a characteristic that singles out sentence adverbials from other clausal modifiers is their ability to function as focus operators (cf. Rooth 1992) and that FOCUS (as is ACTIVATION) is a discourse feature, separate from the discourse functions. The analysis builds on data from a corpus study of Swedish word order (Andréasson 2007) where the information dynamics of the sentence is found to be the key to explaining much of the possible word order variation.

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