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Title: Discourse and Meaning. Papers in Honor of Eva Hajicova
Edited By: Barbara H. Partee
Peter Sgall
Description:

A collection of papers in honor of Eva Hajicova, who represents the continuation of the Prague School tradition in the methodological context of formal and computational linguistics. Her broadly acknowledged contribution to syntax, topic-focus studies, discourse analysis and natural language processing is reflected in the papers by 30 authors, divided in five sections (Discourse, Meaning, Focus, Translation, Structure). Contributions by: Andrzej Boguslawski, Wolfgang U. Dressler, Jan Firbas, Jan Horeck=FD, Akira Ikeya, Milka Ivic, Maghi King, Eva Koktova, Oldrich Leska, Philip Luelsdorff, Pavel Materna, James McCawley, Makoto Nagao, Elena Paducheva, Jarmila Panevova, Barbara H. Partee, Jaroslav Peregrin, Rudolf Razicka, Anna Sagvall Hein, Helmut Schnelle, Petr Sgall, Bengt Sigurd, Marie Tesitelova, Bozena Thompson, Olga Tomic, Charles Townsend, E.M. Uhlenbeck, Josef Vachek, Yorick Wilks, Olga Yokoyama.

Publication Year: 1996
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Semantics
Syntax
Translation
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556194994
ISBN-13: 9781556194993
Pages: 430
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