ITRW on Experimental Linguistics

Athens, Greece
August 28-30, 2006

On the Properties of VSO and VOS Orders in Greek and Italian: a Study on the Syntax Information Structure Interface

Artemis Alexiadou

Institute of English Linguistics, University of Stuttgart, Germany

This paper deals with word order variation that relates to patterns of information structure. The empirical focus of the paper is a comparison of Italian and Greek word order patterns. The paper will address, however, issues of word order typology in general. The main line of argumentation is one according to which syntax directly reflects information structure, and variation is explained on the basis different movement parameters.

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Bibliographic reference.  Alexiadou, Artemis (2006): "On the properties of VSO and VOS orders in Greek and Italian: a study on the syntax information structure interface", In ExLing-2006, 1-8.