Dialogue pressures and syntactic change

  • On the basis of the Dynamic Syntax framework, this paper argues that the production pressures in dialogue determining alignment effects and given versus new informational effects also drive the shift from case-rich free word order systems without clitic pronouns into systems with clitic pronouns with rigid relative ordering. The paper introduces assumptions of Dynamic Syntax, in particular the building up of interpretation through structural underspecification and update, sketches the attendant account of production with close coordination of parsing and production strategies, and shows how what was at the Latin stage a purely pragmatic, production-driven decision about linear ordering becomes encoded in the clitics in theMedieval Spanish system which then through successive steps of routinization yield the modern systems with immediately pre-verbal fixed clitic templates.

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Author:Ruth Kempson, Ronnie Cann
URN:urn:nbn:de:kobv:517-opus-10469
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2006/11/10
Year of Completion:2006
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2006/11/10
Source:brandial'06 : Proceedings of the 10th workshop on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue (SemDial-10) / ed. By David Schlangen ; Raquel Fernández. - Univ.-Verl. : Potsdam, 2006. - vii, 201 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.
RVK - Regensburg Classification:ER 300
Organizational units:Extern / Extern
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Collections:Universität Potsdam / Tagungen / brandial’06 : Proceedings of the 10th Workshop on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue (SemDial-10)
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brandial'06 : Proceedings of the 10th workshop on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue (SemDial-10) / ed. By David Schlangen ; Raquel Fernández. - Univ.-Verl. : Potsdam, 2006. - vii, 201 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.
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URN: urn:nbn:de:kobv:517-opus-10484

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