Cleft sentences constitute a form of focalization, cross-linguistically; however, cleft sentences come in different guises depending on the type of focalization that they express. They may express straight new information focus (new information clefts/NIC, henceforth) or they may express a contrastive/corrective focus (Corrective clefts/CC, henceforth). Explicitly expressed in cartographic terms, this distinction corresponds to the different positions that the clefted constituent occupies within the clause.

Belletti, A., Bocci, G. (In corso di stampa). Subject vs object clefts: a fresh perspective on a robust asymmetry. Insights from French answering strategies. In Ca. Bonan, A. Ledgeway (a cura di), TiLSM. De Gruyter.

Subject vs object clefts: a fresh perspective on a robust asymmetry. Insights from French answering strategies

Belletti, Adriana;Bocci, Giuliano
In corso di stampa

Abstract

Cleft sentences constitute a form of focalization, cross-linguistically; however, cleft sentences come in different guises depending on the type of focalization that they express. They may express straight new information focus (new information clefts/NIC, henceforth) or they may express a contrastive/corrective focus (Corrective clefts/CC, henceforth). Explicitly expressed in cartographic terms, this distinction corresponds to the different positions that the clefted constituent occupies within the clause.
Belletti, A., Bocci, G. (In corso di stampa). Subject vs object clefts: a fresh perspective on a robust asymmetry. Insights from French answering strategies. In Ca. Bonan, A. Ledgeway (a cura di), TiLSM. De Gruyter.
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