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Information structure in Isthmus Zapotec narrative and conversation

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Book Series: Topics at the Grammar-Discourse Interface ISBN: 9783961101306 9783961101290 Year: DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2538324 Language: English
Publisher: Language Science Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104799
Subject: Linguistics
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This book presents an in-depth description of information structure in Isthmus Zapotec, an Otomanguean language spoken by around 50,000 people in southeastern Oaxaca, Mexico, and represents the first book-length treatment of information structure in a Mesoamerican language. Three main observations motivate the study: Strong documentation and a relatively large and active speaker community create a unique opportunity to document information structure in Isthmus Zapotec and to study the language as it is used by speakers in everyday life; As a tonal and verb-initial language, the examination of Isthmus Zapotec represents a chance to explore the possible combinations of tone, intonation, morphology and verb-initial syntax that may occur in the coding of information structure.

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