Leonetti & Escandell La estructura informativa

Chapter by Xavier in the edited volume "La estructura informativa"

Xavier Villalba (2021) "La estructura informativa. En la interfaz entre la sintaxis y la semántica", in Manuel Leonetti & M. Victoria Escandell-Vidal (eds.) La estructura informativa. Madrid: Visor. 185-216.

Lisa Brunetti

Adreça postal: 

LLF, CNRS – UMR 7110

Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7
Case 7031 – 5, rue Thomas Mann,
75205 Paris cedex 13

01 57 27 57 73
Línia de recerca: 

Information Structure (topic, focus, contrast…); syntax and prosody; oral speech on Romance languages (Italian, Spanish, Catalan, French); annotation of speech corpora: annotation of Information Structure categories

Breu presentació: 

I am an associate professor at the Université Paris Diderot. My research interests focus on Information Structure (notions like topic, focus, contrast) and its relationship with syntax (non-canonical constructions such as dislocations or focus fronting) and prosody. I am also interested in the interaction between IS and discourse, and more specifically, how IS can be derived from the structuring of discourse into Questions Under Discussion. My study is primarly applied to oral speech and to Romance languages. I have collected spoken corpora and worked at the development of annotation schemes for Information-Structure categories, non-canonical constructions, and for Questions Under Discussion in spoken texts.



Riester, Arndt, Lisa Brunetti, and Kordula de Kuthy. "Annotation Guidelines for Questions under Discussion and Information Structure." In Information structure in lesser-described languages: Studies in prosody and syntax, 403-443. John Benjamins ed. Vol. 1. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2018. PDF (656.34 Ko)


Brunetti, Lisa, and Mathieu Avanzi. Discourse properties of French clitic left dislocated NPs and their effect on prosody., 2017. PDF (1.49 Mo)

Brunetti, Lisa, Kordula de Kuthy, and Arndt Riester. Principles of information-structure and discourse-structure analysis In 39. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS) AG 2: Information Structuring in Discourse. Saarbruecken, Allemagne, 2017. PDF (329 Ko)

Brunetti, Lisa, Kordula de Kuthy, and Arndt Riester. A QUD-based analysis of Non-At-Issue material in corpus data In Non-at-issue meaning and Information Structure - workshop. Oslo, 2017. PDF (532.37 Ko)


Brunetti, Lisa, Kordula de Kuthy, and Arndt Riester. Annotation Guidelines for Questions under Discussion and Information Structure In Workshop on Information structure and the Architecture of Grammar. Barcelone, 2016. PDF (228.18 Ko)

Brunetti, Lisa, Laia Mayol, and Xavier Villalba. Left and right dislocation across bridging types In Going Romance . Frankfurt am Main, Allemagne, 2016. PDF (731.72 Ko)


Brunetti, Lisa, Mathieu Avanzi, and Cédric Gendrot. Entre syntaxe, prosodie et discours : les topiques sujets en français parlé In 3ème Congès Mondial de Linguistique Française. Franck Neveu, Valelia Muni Toke, Peter Blumenthal, Thomas Klingler, Pierluigi Ligas, Sophie Prévost et Sandra Teston-Bonnard ed. Vol. SHS Web of Conferences. Lyon: SHS Web of Conferences, 2012. PDF (793.89 Ko)

Avanzi, Mathieu, Lisa Brunetti, and Cédric Gendrot. Extra-Sentential Elements, Prosodic Restructuring, and Information Structure. A Study of Clitic-Left Dislocation in Spontaneous French In Speech Prosody, 6th International Conference., 2012 PDF.


Brunetti, Lisa, Stefan Bott, Joan Costa, and Enric Vallduví. "A multilingual annotated corpus for the study of Information Structure." In Grammatik und Korpora 2009. Dritte internationale Konferenz, Mannheim, 22. - 24.09.2009. Grammar & corpora 2009, 305-328. Konopka, M., Kubczak, J., Mair, C., Sticha, F. et Wassner, U.H. ed. Vol. 1. Mannheim: Gunter Narr Verlag, 2011. PDF (239.63 Ko)


Brunetti, Lisa. "Book review : L. López A derivational syntax for information structure, Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics 23, Oxford Univ. Press, 2009, pp. 293." Journal of Linguistics, no. 46.2 (2010). PDF (55.78 Ko)

Brunetti, Lisa. "Interaction entre topicalisation, structure thématique et discours dans les langues Romane." In Syntaxe, structure informationnelle et organisation du discours dans les langues romanes, 9-27. Peter Lang ed., 2010. PDF (202.12 Ko)

Brunetti, Lisa, Mariapaola D’Imperio, and Francesco Cangemi. On the prosodic marking of contrast in Romance sentence topic : evidence from Neapolitan Italian In Speech Prosody. Vol. On-line conference proceedings. Chicago, 2010. PDF (440.56 Ko)


Brunetti, Lisa. "Discourse Functions of Fronted Foci in Italian and Spanish." In Focus and Background in Romance Languages, 43-82. A. Dufter and D. Jacob ed. John Benjamins, 2009. PDF (275.98 Ko)

Brunetti, Lisa. "On links and tails in Italian." Lingua 119 (2009): 756-781. PDF (416.06 Ko)

Brunetti, Lisa. "On the semantic and contextual factors that determine topic selection in Italian and Spanish." The Linguistic Review 26 (2009): 261-289. PDF (307.71 Ko)

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