Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Sobre la partícula «rai» i els tòpics

Jaume Solà i Pujols


In the first part of the paper, I characterize the particle "rai", used in some dialects of Catalan, as a topic­emphasizer (by topic I mean left-dislocated constituent). In the second part I use this particle as a criterion to identify the class of topics, and I speculate on the nature of this class, which is in complementary distribution with the class of operators.

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