Search for dissertations about: "downstep"

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  1. 1. V1 Declaratives in Spoken Swedish : Syntax, Information Structure, and Prosodic Pattern

    Author : Maria Mörnsjö; danska och isländska Avdelningen för svenskämnen; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Scandinavian languages and literature; spoken language; perception test; dynamicity; downstep; F0 slope; focal accent; narrative; discourse; topic; cohesion; V2; V1; prosody; information structure; declarative; Spec-CP; Nordiska språk språk och litteratur ; Grammar; semantics; semiotics; syntax; Grammatik; semantik; semiotik;

    Abstract : The topic of the present thesis is V1 declaratives in spoken Swedish. Such constructions constitute an interesting object for research due to the fact that Swedish is a V2 language where V1 word order is grammaticalized for yes/no questions. Hitherto we have lacked a thorough study of the phenomenon. READ MORE