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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/978-1-4020-4797-8
Series Title: Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy
Description:

Note: This is the paperback edition of a previously announced title.

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

The expression of topic and focus are integral aspects of linguistic
communication that introduce the content of discourse and emphasize its
most crucial elements. Topic and focus phenomena are complex and involve
both a meaning and a prosodic component. This book is the first collection
of papers devoted to the rigorous examination of both semantic and
intonational features of topic and focus from a broad typological perspective

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Springer
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Semantics
Typology
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781402047978
Pages: 290
Prices: U.S. $ 89.95
U.K. £ 46.00
Europe EURO 59.95