Focus: Linguistic, Cognitive, and Computational Perspectivesby Peter Bosch
Pub. Date: 04/28/2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This collection of papers examines the theoretical, psychological and descriptive approaches to focus. See more details below
This collection of papers examines the theoretical, psychological and descriptive approaches to focus.
Table of Contents
List of contributors; Preface Peter Bosch and Rob van der Sandt; Part I. SURFACE REALISATION OF FOCUS: 1. Contrastive stress, contrariety and focus Kees van Deemter; 2. The processing of information structure Carsten Günther, Claudia Maienborn, and 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 particles in underspecified discourse representations Johan Bos; 8. Topic Daniel Büring; 9. Focus with nominal quantifiers Regine Eckardt; 10. Topic, focus and weak quantifiers Gerhard Jäger; 11. Focus, quantification, and semantics-pragmatics issues Barbara H. Partee; 12. Association with focus or association with presupposition Mats Rooth; Part III. The Function of Focus in Discourse: 13. Discourse and the focus/background distinction Nicholas Asher; 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 Sæbø; 18. Position and meaning: time adverbials in context Henrietta de Swart; Name index; Subject index.
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