Chapter 5. Pragmatic Explanations of Focus

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

Published Online: 24 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304176.ch5

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) Pragmatic Explanations of Focus, in Sense and Sensitivity: How Focus Determines Meaning, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304176.ch5

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:

  • pragmatic explanations of focus;
  • accentless focus;
  • association with presupposition;
  • Roberts' account of focus sensitivity;
  • presuppositional account of focus sensitivity;
  • Roberts' application of topical questions model of discourse

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Accentless Focus

  • Association with Presupposition

  • Roberts' Account of Focus Sensitivity

  • A Presuppositional Account of Focus Sensitivity

  • Summary