The Meaning of Topic and Focus: The 59th Street Bridge Accent by Daniel BüringThe Meaning of Topic and Focus: The 59th Street Bridge Accent by Daniel Büring

The Meaning of Topic and Focus: The 59th Street Bridge Accent

byDaniel BüringEditorDaniel Büring

Hardcover | November 6, 1997

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This study provides an illuminating and ground-breaking account of the complex interaction of intonational phenomena, semantics and pragmatics. Based on examples from German and English, and centred on an analysis of the fall-rise intonation contour, a semantic interpretation for two different pitch accents - Focus and Topic - is developed. The cross-sentence, as well as the sentence internal semantic effects of these accents, follow from the given treatment. The account is based on Montogovian possible world semantics and Chomskian generative syntax.
Title:The Meaning of Topic and Focus: The 59th Street Bridge AccentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.8 inPublished:November 6, 1997Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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ISBN - 10:041516897X

ISBN - 13:9780415168977

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