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Title: Proceedings of the Workshop on Focus
Edited By: Elena Benedicto
Maribel Romero
Satoshi Tomioka
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* Babko-Malaya: Context-Dependent uantifiers Restricted by Focus *Beck: On the Syntactic Expression of Topic and Rheme in Two Salishan Languages * Buering: Topics and Disambiguation

E. Casiellas: FOCUS PREPOSING (it's called) * Goebbel: On the Syntax of Focus-Movement in Romanian * Hajicovurger: Presupposition vs. Assertion: a Neo-Davidsonian Account * Jelinek: Pronoun Classes and Focus

Meier: Allegation under Negation in Causal Contexts * Ndayiragije: TP-Internal Focus in Bantu and "Attract-F" * Romero: The P-set of a Focused wh-word * Rudin, King & Izvorski: Focus in Bulgarian and Russian Yes-No uestions * Shafer: Prosodic Phrasing and Focus: The Bounded Projection Hypothesis * Sedivy, Tannenhaus & Carlson: Using Contrast Sets to Resolve Reference On-line * Uechi: Focus Phrasing in
Japanese: An Optimality Approach * Wold: How to Interpret Multiple Foci without Moving a Focused Constituent * Wu: Focus, Structure, and Uniqueness Implications of the NP P with special reference to Mandarin Chinese *

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Graduate Linguistic Students' Association, Umass
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Bulgarian
Bantoanon
Japanese
Romanian
Russian
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