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This volume provides a guide to what we kw about the interplay between prosody-stress, phrasing, and melody-and interpretation-felicity in discourse, inferences, and emphasis. Speakers can modulate the meaning and effects of their utterances by changing the location of stress or of pauses, and by choosing the melody of their sentences. Although these factors often do t change the literal meaning of what is said, linguists have in recent years found tools and models to describe these more elusive aspects of linguistic meaning. This volume provides a guide to what we kw about the interplay between prosody-stress, phrasing, and melody-and interpretation-felicity in discourse, inferences, and emphasis. Daniel Buring presents the main phemena involved, and introduces the details of current formal analyses of prosodic structure, relevant aspects of discourse structure, intonational meaning, and, most importantly, the relations between them. He explains and compares the most influential theorie
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Oxford Surveys in Semantics & Pragmatics
Daniel Buring is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Vienna, specializing in formal semantics and pragmatics. In addition to his work on various aspects of information structure, he has published on a wide range of topics in semantics and syntax. He is the author of The Meaning of Topic and Focus: The 59th Street Bridge Accent (Routledge, 1997) and Binding Theory (CUP, 2005).