Topic and Focus

Cross-Linguistic Perspectives on Meaning and Intonation

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-4797-8 (Print) 978-1-4020-4796-1 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix

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    Pages 1-22

    Constraints on Intonational Prominence of Focalized Constituents

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    Pages 23-40

    Polish Narrow Focus Constructions

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    Pages 41-68

    Intonation and Thematic Roles in Riau Indonesian

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    Pages 69-82

    The Intonational Realization of Contrastive Focus in Chickasaw

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    Pages 83-100

    Types of Focus in English

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    Pages 101-120

    The Prosody of Topic and Focus in Spontaneous English Dialogue

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    Pages 121-137

    Perceiving Focus

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    Pages 139-150

    The Semantics of Questions and the Focusation of Answers

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    Pages 151-175

    Contrastive (Predicate) Topic, Intonation, and Scalar Meanings

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    Pages 177-193

    Prosody and Scope Interpretations of the Topic Marker ‘Wa’ in Japanese

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    Pages 195-213

    Focus and Taiwanese Unchecked Tones

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    Pages 215-244

    Bengali Intonation Revisited: An Optimality Theoretic Analysis in which FOCUS Stress Prominence Drives FOCUS Phrasing

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    Pages 245-264

    Information-Structural Semantics for English Intonation

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    Pages 265-290

    Discourse Structure and Intonational Phrasing