Irish Clefting and Information-structure

  title={Irish Clefting and Information-structure},
  author={Sebastian Sulger},
This paper presents an analysis of Irish clefting couched within LexicalFunctional Grammar. In Irish, cleft sentences are formed using two syntactic permutations. First, a copula is introduced, taking the clefted phrase or word as a predicate. Second, a relative clause is formed containing the remaining material of the original sentence. This basic pattern… CONTINUE READING