Chapter 4. Compositional Analysis of Focus

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

Published Online: 24 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304176.ch4

Sense and Sensitivity: How Focus Determines Meaning

Sense and Sensitivity: How Focus Determines Meaning

How to Cite

Beaver, D. I. and Clark, B. Z. (2008) Compositional Analysis of Focus, in Sense and Sensitivity: How Focus Determines Meaning, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304176.ch4

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

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • compositional analysis of focus;
  • compositional alternative semantics;
  • structured meanings;
  • focus with events;
  • relating frameworks;
  • the boy scout problem;
  • Oh, what a Tanglewood web;
  • getting out of Tanglewood without moving

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Compositional Alternative Semantics

  • Structured Meanings

  • Focus with Events

  • Relating the Frameworks

  • The President, the Boy Scouts, and a Trip to Tanglewood

  • Summary