Topic-Focus Articulation from the Semantic Point of View

  • Marie Duží
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5449)


In the paper we show that sentences differing only in topic-focus articulation have different logical structures, and thus they also have different truth-conditions. Our analysis is based on the procedural semantics of Transparent Intensional Logic (TIL) assigning to sentences hyperpropositions as their structured meanings. We analyse the phenomena of presupposition connected with a topic and allegation triggered by a focus of a sentence so that relevant consequences can be formally derived.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marie Duží
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  1. 1.VSB-Technical University OstravaCzech Republic

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