Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Architectures and Information Structure Inventory; 3. Configurations; 4. Information Structure Constraints; 5. Aspectual Focus; 6. The Division of Labor between Syntax and IS; References; Index of terms; Language Index; Index of authors. This introduction to information structure discusses a wide range of phenomena on the syntax-information structure interface. It examines whether information structure maps onto syntax, and if so how. The topics covered include definitions of topic and focus, architectures of grammar, information structure, word order, the lexicon and information structure interface, and cognitive aspects of information structure. This book will appeal to graduate students of syntax and semantics in. departments of linguistics, philosophy, and cognitive science. - ;This introduction to the role of information.