Don't interpret focus : why a presuppositional account of focus fails, and how a presuppositional account of givenness works

This paper advances a purely presuppositional analysis of intonation. I first show that a inspiring recent article by Geurts and van der Sandt (Theoretical Linguistics, 2004) that pursues the same goal cannot account for
This paper advances a purely presuppositional analysis of intonation. I first show that a inspiring recent article by Geurts and van der Sandt (Theoretical Linguistics, 2004) that pursues the same goal cannot account for multiple foci. Then, I show that if it is assumed that destressed rather than focussed material is semantically marked, multiple foci are accounted for correctly.
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Author:Uli Sauerland
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-1127445
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2009/05/04
Year of first Publication:2005
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2009/05/04
Source:http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/mitarb/homepage/sauerland/proceedings/sub05.pdf ; (in) E. Maier / C. Bary / J. Huitink : Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung, 9, S. 370–384
HeBIS PPN:216110602
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Semantik / Semantics
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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