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Intonation and meaning
Intonation and meaning

Author: Daniel B�uring. ; Daniel Büring
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Series: Oxford surveys in semantics and pragmatics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the interplay between prosody-stress, phrasing, and melody-and interpretation-felicity in discourse, inferences, and emphasis. It presents the main phenomena involved, and introduces current formal analyses of prosodic structure, relevant aspects of discourse structure, intonational meaning, and the relations between them.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Büring, Daniel.
Intonation and meaning.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016
(OCoLC)932262253
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel B�uring. ; Daniel Büring
ISBN: 9780191086571 0191086576 9780191826603 019182660X
OCLC Number: 960210101
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Intonation and Meaning; Copyright; Contents; General Preface; Preface; List of Abbreviations; 1: Prominence, accent, focus; 1.1 Prominence, accent (and stress); 1.1.1 Perceived prominence and pitch accenting; 1.1.2 The nuclear pitch accent; 1.2 Default intonation; 1.2.1 Default accenting; 1.2.2 Predicting default accenting: a sketch; 1.3 Focus; 1.3.1 When default accenting is not normal accenting; 1.3.2 Focus realization and focus projection; 1.3.3 Introducing information structure; 1.4 Summary and outlook; 2: Focus and givenness in flexible accent languages; 2.1 Givenness. 2.2 Focus and background; 2.2.1 F-alternatives; 2.2.2 Focus and accenting; 2.2.3 Focus semantics, first inspection; 2.3 A grammar of focus and givenness; 2.3.1 Representation; 2.3.2 Interpretation; 2.3.3 Realization; 2.3.4 Enforcement; 2.4 Arguments for keeping focussing and givenness separate; 2.4.1 Partially given foci: given elements within a broader focus; 2.4.2 Completely given foci; 2.5 Larger foci and focus ambiguities; 2.5.1 Focus ambiguity; 2.5.2 Focus sizes: broad, wide, narrow; 2.5.3 Focus and ellipsis; 2.5.4 Sentential contrastive focus?; 2.6 Chapter summary. 3: Focus and givenness theories; 3.1 Alternative Semantics: Rooth (1985, 1992b); 3.1.1 Composing alternatives; 3.1.2 The Squiggle Theory; 3.1.3 Notable properties; 3.1.4 Rooth (1992a): bridging by entailment; 3.1.5 Desiderata; 3.2 F/FOC-Theory: Selkirk (1984, 1995b); 3.2.1 Notable properties; 3.2.2 Problems; 3.3 GIVENness Theory: Schwarzschild (1999); 3.3.1 The GIVEN relation; 3.3.2 AVOIDF; 3.3.3 Notable properties; 3.3.4 Open ends; 3.4 Chapter summary; 3.4.1 Comparing F-conditions; 3.4.2 Comparing F-/G-rel; 3.4.3 Comparison of the theories; 3.5 Appendix: definitions and technical details. 3.5.1 Focus Semantic Values; 3.5.2 Existential closure; 3.5.3 Existential focus closure; 4: More on focus/givenness representation; 4.1 Back to F-marking plus G-Marking; 4.2 Using stacked F-domains to replace G-marking; 4.3 Interim summary; 4.4 Focus projection rules; 4.4.1 The idea; 4.4.2 Integration; 4.4.3 F-Projection Rules revisited; 4.4.4 Bottom up and top down; 4.4.5 Competition-based analyses of focus projection; 4.5 Lesser studied focus configuration; 4.5.1 Discontinuous foci and multiple foci; 4.5.2 Multiple foci; 4.5.3 Focus in questions. 5: More on the semantics of focus and givenness; 5.1 Givenness; 5.1.1 Salient, not familiar; 5.1.2 Salient, not previously mentioned; 5.1.3 Salient, not presupposed; 5.2 Focussing; 5.2.1 No truth conditions for focussing; 5.2.2 Focus-mentalism; 5.3 Contrast; 5.3.1 Deaccenting requires local contrast; 5.3.2 Wagner (2012b); 5.3.3 On the notion of contrast; 5.3.4 Where and when is focus contrastive?; 5.4 Open ends in Alternative Semantics; 5.4.1 Focus on semantic functions; 5.4.2 Givenness distributivity; 5.4.3 Focus/background compared to new/given once more.
Series Title: Oxford surveys in semantics and pragmatics.
Responsibility: Daniel Büring.

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