Putting specificational there-clefts on the map: a data-based investigation of their grammar, semantics, prosody and pragmatics KU Leuven
In the mainstream literature on English, there-clefts have been very much neglected. Only presentational-eventive there-clefts, which introduce a whole new event, have been recognized, e.g.
"there’s a family of brush turkeys have moved in."
In this project, we will develop grammatical, prosodic and semantic-pragmatic arguments, grounded in a strongly data-based approach, for recognizing specificational there-clefts, i.e. clefts ...