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Focus on natural language processing

Author: Peter Bosch; Rob A van der Sandt
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

This collection of papers examines the theoretical, psychological and descriptive approaches to focus.


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Bosch; Rob A van der Sandt
ISBN: 0521583055 9780521583053
OCLC Number: 150922049
Notes: Rev. papers originally presented at a conference held 1994, Schloss Wolfsbrunnen, Ger.
Description: pages cm
Contents: List of contributors; Preface Peter Bosch and Rob van der Sandt; Part I. SURFACE REALISATION OF FOCUS: 1. Contrastive stress, contrariety and focus Kees van Deemter; 2. The processing of information structure Carsten Gunther, Claudia Maienborn, and Andrea Schopp; 3. On the limits of focus projection in English Carlos Gussenhoven; 4. Informational autonomy Joachim Jacobs; 5. Subject-prodrop in Yiddish Ellen F. Prince; Part II. SEMANTIC INTERPRETATION OF FOCUS PHENOMENA: 6. What is the alternative? The computation of focus alternatives from lexical and sortal information Peter I. Blok and Kurt Eberle; 7. The treatment of focusing particles in underspecified discourse representations Johan Bos; 8. Topic Daniel Buring; 9. Focus with nominal quantifiers Regine Eckardt; 10. Topic, focus and weak quantifiers Gerhard Jager; 11. Focus, quantification, and semantics-pragmatics issues Barbara H. Partee; 12. Association with focus or association with presupposition Mats Rooth; Part III. The Function of Focus in Discourse: 13. Discourse and the focus/background distinction Nicholas Asher; 14. Domain restriction Bart Geurts and Rob van de Sandt; 15. On different kinds of focus Jeanette K. Gundel; 16. Stressed and unstressed pronouns: complementary preferences Megumi Kameyama; 17. Discourse linking and discourse subordination Kjell Johan S'bo; 18. Position and meaning: time adverbials in context Henrietta de Swart; Name index; Subject index.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Bosch, Rob van der Sandt.
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