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Title: Topic and Focus
Subtitle: Cross-linguistic Perspectives on Meaning and Intonation
Edited By: Chungmin Lee
Matthew K Gordon
Daniel Büring
URL: http://www.springer.com/1-4020-4795-9
Series Title: Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy
Description:

The book Includes a diverse set of perspectives from some of the leading
scholars in the areas of semantics and intonation. It is unique in the
breadth of its coverage of the topic and focus phenomena.
Material is presented from nine languages

This book contains a collection of papers exploring the cross-linguistic
expression of topic and focus. A diverse set of perspectives from some of
the leading scholars in the areas of semantics and intonation are
represented in the collection, which is based on papers presented at the
Topic and Focus Workshop at the 2001 LSA Summer Institute in Santa Barbara.
This book is unique in the breadth of its typological coverage of topic and
focus phenomena. Material is presented from nine languages, including
several that are severely under-documented from a theoretical perspective.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Springer
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1402047959
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 295
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95
U.S. $ 129.00
U.K. £ 77.00