Research on the English language suggests that the relationship
between phonological prominence, word order, and focus—better known
as focus projection—is mediated through syntax. This book breaks
new ground with its demonstration of how the Serbo-Croatian language
shows the workings of this relationship.
Svetlana Godjevac explores the development of focus
projection. Further distinguishing her work from the numerous studies
of the English language, she analyzes how focus projection in
Serbo-Croatian also depends on the semantic type of the prominence
bearing element. This volume is an innovative analysis of linguistic
theory as well as a study of a lesser examined language.
is a discourse analyst at H5 Technologies in San Francisco.
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Focus — Theoretical Background
- 3 Serbo-Croatian Syntax
- 4 Focus and Focus Projection in Serbo-Croatian
- 5 Conclusions