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Introduction

  • Nicole Gotzner
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition book series (PSPLC)

Abstract

This chapter provides an introduction to the main topics discussed in this book. First, I provide a brief overview of the semantics of focus particles and intonational focus, followed by a presentation of the specific research questions addressed in this book. Finally, I present an overview of the individual chapters.

Keywords

Focus particles Alternative semantics Alternative sets Focus intonation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicole Gotzner
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  1. 1.Humboldt UniversityBerlinGermany

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