Authors country of origin: Kosovo
Institutional affiliation: Department of Languages, University of Prishtina
The purpose of this research is to highlight how the focus of the argument or the narrow focus in the Albanian language is structured according to the concept of Lambrecht (1994) for the theory of focus. Lambrecht (1994) suggests that the formal structure of sentences relates to the communicative situations in which sentences are used. According to Lambrecht (1994), the communicative function of the sentence is equal to the focus of the sentence, whereas the focus of a sentence always contains the new information that is said in that sentence.Based on the communicative function it divides the focus into three types; sentence focus, predicate focus, and narrow focus. Narrow focus, which is also the object of our research, is defined by Lambrecht as a domain of focus that is limited to a single constituent (subject, predicate, adjunct, object etc.).This type of focus has been identified within our corpus, which consists of commentary on the Albania-Serbia match (October 14, 2014) and the newspaper Koha, in which case the way is analyzed how this focus is codified within the declarative sentences detached from the corpus of the work.
Keywords: narrow focus, Lambrecht concept (1994), declarative sentence, Koha newspaper, match commentary.
Volume 4.No.1(2021): April (Humanities Session)
ISSN 2661-2666 (Online) International Scientific Journal Monte (ISJM)
ISSN 2661-264X (Print)
DOI : 10.33807/monte.20211854
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