The Dynamics Of Focus Structure by Nomi Erteschik-ShirThe Dynamics Of Focus Structure by Nomi Erteschik-Shir

The Dynamics Of Focus Structure

byNomi Erteschik-ShirEditorS. R. Anderson

Paperback | February 13, 2006

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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.
Title:The Dynamics Of Focus StructureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:February 13, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:052102417X

ISBN - 13:9780521024174

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The interpretation of f-structure; 2. Reference and coreference; 3. Negation, questions and contrast; 4. The phonological interpretation of f-structure; 5. Scope and R-dependencies; 6. I-dependencies in focus-structure; Conclusion; References; Indexes.