LINGUIST List 14.2461

Wed Sep 17 2003

Qs: Focus/Noun Paper Source; A/V Equipment

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  1. Agnes Bende-Farkas, Focus-affected Reading of Many, Few
  2. Karen Condouris, AV equipment for toddler research study

Message 1: Focus-affected Reading of Many, Few

Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 14:32:13 +0000
From: Agnes Bende-Farkas <agnesims.uni-stuttgart.de>
Subject: Focus-affected Reading of Many, Few

Dear Colleagues, 

I am looking for the first paper(s) where the special reading of
''Many Scandinavians have won the Nobel Prize'' (i.e. that many NP
winners were Scandinavians) is explained in terms of Focus on the head
N (or on parts of the N' in complex cases).

I know that the example belongs to Dag Westerstahl, but he doesn't
attribute this reading to Focus. I also know that several papers from
the mid 1990's analyzed the interactions of Focus and determiner
quantifiers, but I'd be grateful to know who was the first to analyze
this sentence in these terms.

Thank you!

Agnes Bende-Farkas (agnesims.uni-stuttgart.de) 
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Message 2: AV equipment for toddler research study

Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 09:26:59 -0400
From: Karen Condouris <kcondourBU.EDU>
Subject: AV equipment for toddler research study

We are constructing a new observation facility for an autism/toddler
research study.

Recommendations regarding selection of dual remote digital video cameras,
set-up for good sound recording, monitors and vcrs would be welcome.

Karen Condouris
Boston University School of Medicine
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