After a brief overview of the major concepts of Information Structure (IS), the author surveys the literature on this topic with particular reference to Ancient Greek. The main body of the paper discusses (i.) different types of clefts that have been identified in a corpus of Classical and Koine Greek: pseudo-clefts, participial clefts, correlative pseudo-clefts, etc., and (ii.) a particular type of construction, called by the author, epexegetic focus construction, where a narrow-focussed demonstrative or interrogative in the matrix clause refers cataphorically to a broader constituent that is adjoined to the right of the matrix. This adjoined constituent is in broad focus, and can have an internally complex IS organization,

Clefts, epexegetic focus constructions, and Information Structure in Classical and Koine Greek

BANTI, Giorgio
2013

Abstract

After a brief overview of the major concepts of Information Structure (IS), the author surveys the literature on this topic with particular reference to Ancient Greek. The main body of the paper discusses (i.) different types of clefts that have been identified in a corpus of Classical and Koine Greek: pseudo-clefts, participial clefts, correlative pseudo-clefts, etc., and (ii.) a particular type of construction, called by the author, epexegetic focus construction, where a narrow-focussed demonstrative or interrogative in the matrix clause refers cataphorically to a broader constituent that is adjoined to the right of the matrix. This adjoined constituent is in broad focus, and can have an internally complex IS organization,
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