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Focus : Linguistic, Cognitive, and Computational Perspectives - Peter Bosch

Focus

Linguistic, Cognitive, and Computational Perspectives

By: Peter Bosch (Editor), Rob van der Sandt (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th November 1998
ISBN: 9780521583053
Number Of Pages: 388

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This book presents a collection of papers on the issue of focus in its broadest sense. While commonly considered as being related to phenomena such as presupposition and anaphora, focusing is much more widely spread, and it is this pervasiveness that the current collection addresses. The work loosely originates from a conference held in 1994 in Schloss Wolfsbrunnen in Germany, although only a small subpart of the proceedings papers presented are included here. The contributed papers have been reworked for the current volume to present a coherent study of the subject.

Editor's Preface
Surface Realisation of Focus
Contrastive stress, contrariety and focus
The processing of information structure Carsten Gunther
On the limits of focus projection in English
Informational autonomy
Subject-prodrop in Yiddish
Semantic Interpretation of Focus Phenomena
What is the alternative? - The computation of focus alternatives from lexical and sortal information
The treatment of focusing adverbs in underspecified discourse representation
Topic
Focus with nominal quantifiers
Topic, focus and weak quantifiers
Focus, quantification, and semantics-pragmatics issues
Association with focus or association with presupposition
Discourse and the focus/background distinction
The Function of Focus in Discourse
Domain restriction
On different kinds of focus
Stressed and unstressed pronouns: complementary preferences
Discourse linking and discourse subordination
Time adverbials in context
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ISBN: 9780521583053
ISBN-10: 0521583055
Series: Studies in Natural Language Processing
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 28th November 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.68