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Title: The Dynamics of Focus Structure
Written By: Nomi Erteschik-Shir
URL: http://www.cup.org/
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 84
Description:

All modes of perception (vision, hearing, etc.) are organized into
foreground or focus and background constituents. Natural language sentences
are no different. This book explores the role of focusing in natural
language sentences and the role of this basic cognitive mechanism in
explaining sentence stress, meaning and structure. The result is an
innovative view of our linguistic competence.

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Syntax
Cognitive Science
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