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Meaning of Topic and Focus von Buring, Daniel (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 21.08.2012
  • Verlag: Taylor and Francis
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Meaning of Topic and Focus

This study provides an illuminating and ground-breaking account of the complex interaction of intonational phenomena, semantics and pragmatics. Based on examples from German and English, and centred on an analysis of the fall-rise intonation contour, a semantic interpretation for two different pitch accents - Focus and Topic - is developed. The cross-sentence, as well as the sentence internal semantic effects of these accents, follow from the given treatment. The account is based on Montogovian possible world semantics and Chomskian generative syntax.

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    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 21.08.2012
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781134702077
    Verlag: Taylor and Francis
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