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Focus

Focus
Linguistic, Cognitive, and Computational Perspectives

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Part of Studies in Natural Language Processing

Peter Bosch, Rob van der Sandt, Kees van Deemter, Carsten Günther, Claudia Maienborn, Andrea Schopp, Carlos Gussenhoven, Joachim Jacobs, Ellen F. Prince, Peter I. Blok, Kurt Eberle, Johan Bos, Daniel Büring, Regine Eckardt, Gerhard Jäger, Barbara H. Partee, Mats Rooth, Nicholas Asher, Bart Geurts, Jeanette K. Gundel, Megumi Kameyama, Kjell Johan Sæbø, Henrietta de Swart
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  • Date Published: November 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521583053

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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.

    • Contains many key contributors, many of them CUP or CSLI authors
    • Result of extremely successful conference, but the papers are completely re-worked to give a coherent volume
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    • Date Published: November 1998
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521583053
    • length: 388 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Editors

    Peter Bosch, Institute for Logic and Linguistics, IBM Germany

    Rob van der Sandt, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands

    Contributors

    Peter Bosch, Rob van der Sandt, Kees van Deemter, Carsten Günther, Claudia Maienborn, Andrea Schopp, Carlos Gussenhoven, Joachim Jacobs, Ellen F. Prince, Peter I. Blok, Kurt Eberle, Johan Bos, Daniel Büring, Regine Eckardt, Gerhard Jäger, Barbara H. Partee, Mats Rooth, Nicholas Asher, Bart Geurts, Jeanette K. Gundel, Megumi Kameyama, Kjell Johan Sæbø, Henrietta de Swart

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