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Author Beaver, David I., 1966-

Title Sense and sensitivity : how focus determines meaning / David I. Beaver and Brady Z. Clark
Published Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 307 pages) : illustrations
Series Explorations in semantics ; 5
Explorations in semantics ; 5
Contents Intonation and meaning -- Three degrees of association : quasi, free, and conventional -- Compositional analysis of focus -- Pragmatic explanation of focus -- Soft focus : association with reduced material -- Lacking focus : extraction and ellipsis -- Monotonicity and presupposition -- Exclusives : facts and history -- Exclusives : a discourse account
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-300) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Discourse analysis.
Focus (Linguistics)
Form Electronic book
Author Clark, Brady Z.
Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN 1444301330 (electronic bk.)
9781444301335 (electronic bk.)
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