Chapter 2. Intonation and Meaning

  1. David I. Beaver and
  2. Brady Z. Clark

Published Online: 24 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304176.ch2

Sense and Sensitivity: How Focus Determines Meaning

Sense and Sensitivity: How Focus Determines Meaning

How to Cite

Beaver, D. I. and Clark, B. Z. (2009) Intonation and Meaning, in Sense and Sensitivity: How Focus Determines Meaning, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304176.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 SEP 2008

Book Series:

  1. Explorations in Semantics

Book Series Editors:

  1. Susan Rothstein

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405112635

Online ISBN: 9781444304176

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Keywords:

  • notion of focus - important role in INFORMATION STRUCTURE;
  • intonation and meaning;
  • intonational phonology;
  • focus projection;
  • questions and focus;
  • interpretation of focus;
  • structuring discourse with questions;
  • quasi/free/conventional (QFC) model

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Focus

  • Intonational Phonology

  • Focus Projection

  • Questions and Focus

  • The Interpretation of Focus

  • Structuring Discourse with Questions

  • The Quasi/Free/Conventional (QFC) Model

  • Summary