Bocci, G., and C. Poletto (2016). ‘Syntactic and Prosodic Effects of Information Structure in Romance’, in C. Féry et al. (ed.), Handout of Information structure. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 642-662. Introduction: The study of IS and syntactic structure in Romance started in the 70’s with articles approaching pragmatically marked constructions on the left edge of the clause (cf. Cinque 1977, on Left dislocation; Benincà 1988; Cinque 1990 on various constructions). The right edge of the sentence was first explored by Antinucci and Cinque (1977). The first Romance language to be thoroughly investigated was Italian, which already at the end of the 70’s in Cinque (1977) provided the basis for future work. Since then, other Romance languages, such as Spanish, French, European and Brazilian Portuguese, but also Sardinian, Rhaeto-Romance and non-standard varieties, have been investigated.