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Focus: Linguistic, Cognitive, and Computational Perspectives

Focus: Linguistic, Cognitive, and Computational Perspectives


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ISBN-13: 9780521168502
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/09/2010
Series: Studies in Natural Language Processing Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.87(d)

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 S'bø; 18. Position and meaning: time adverbials in context Henrietta de Swart; Name index; Subject index.

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