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LINGUIST List 22.828

Fri Feb 18 2011

Books: Syntax/Discourse Analysis/Cog Sci: Bosch, Sandt (Eds)

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        1.     Joyce Reid , Focus: Bosch, Sandt (Eds)

Message 1: Focus: Bosch, Sandt (Eds)
Date: 09-Feb-2011
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: Focus: Bosch, Sandt (Eds)
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Title: Focus
Subtitle: Linguistic, Cognitive, and Computational Perspectives
Published: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Editor: Peter Bosch
Editor: Rob van der Sandt
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521168502 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 28.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521168502 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 50.00
Abstract:

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.

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.


Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Computational Linguistics
                            Discourse Analysis
                            Semantics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

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