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  • ISBN: 9780521583053
  • ISBN10: 0521583055

Focus Linguistic, Cognitive, and Computational Perspectives

by P. Bosch

  • List Price: $158.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 03/01/1999
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Editors Preface; Part I. SURFACE REALISATION OF FOCUS: 1. Contrastive stress, contrariety and focus Kees van Deemter; 2. The processing of information structure Carsten Gnther, Claudia Maienborn, Andrea Schopp; 3. On the limits of focus projection in English Carlos Gussenhoven; 4. Informational autonomy Joachim Jacobs; 5. Subject-prodrop in Yiddish Ellen F. Prince; Part II. SEMANTIC INTERPRETATION OF FOCUS PHENOMENA: 6. What is the alternative? - The computation of focus alternatives from lexical and sortal information Peter I. Blok and Kurt Eberle; 7. The treatment of focusing adverbs in underspecified discourse representation Johan Bos; 8. Topic; 9. Focus with nominal quantifiers Regine Eckardt; 10. Topic, focus and weak quantifiers Daniel Bring; 11. Focus, quantification, and semantics-pragmatics issues Barbara Partee; 12. Association with focus or association with presupposition Mats Rooth; 13. Discourse and the focus/background distinction Nicholas Asher; Part III. THE FUNCTION OF FOCUS IN DISCOURSE: 14. Domain restriction Bart Geurts and Rob van de Sandt; 15. On different kinds of focus Jeanette K. Gundel; 16. Stressed and unstressed pronouns: complementary preferences Megumi Kameyama; 17. Discourse linking and discourse subordination Kjell Johan Saeb; 18. Time adverbials in context Henrietta de Swart.
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