Focus and givenness across the grammar

研究成果: Conference contribution

抄録

This paper takes seriously the idea that a single expression can be simultaneously marked as given and as a focus, and works out some of the consequences of that assumption. I adopt Katz and Selkirk’s (2011) suggestion that givenness is the flip side of newness rather than of focus, and argue that neither Rooth’s semantics of focus nor Schwarzschild’s analysis of givenness is by itself sufficient to account for a range of novel observations. I then show how both analyses can be maintained provided that the syntactic and phonological assumptions about focus/givenness marking and pitch accent assignment are appropriately revised.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
出版社Springer Verlag
ページ200-222
ページ数23
9067
ISBN(印刷版)9783662481189
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2015
イベント6th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, JSAI 2014 - Kanagawa, Japan
継続期間: 2014 10 272014 10 28

出版物シリーズ

名前Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
9067
ISSN(印刷版)03029743
ISSN(電子版)16113349

Other

Other6th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, JSAI 2014
CountryJapan
CityKanagawa
Period14/10/2714/10/28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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