Linguistik-Klassifikation: Semantik / Semantics
Year of publication
- 2005 (2) (remove)
- Don't interpret focus : why a presuppositional account of focus fails, and how a presuppositional account of givenness works (2005)
- This paper advances a purely presuppositional analysis of intonation. I first show that a inspiring recent article by Geurts and van der Sandt (Theoretical Linguistics, 2004) that pursues the same goal cannot account for multiple foci. Then, I show that if it is assumed that destressed rather than focussed material is semantically marked, multiple foci are accounted for correctly.