Discourse and Meaning: Papers in Honor of Eva Haji?ová

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Barbara Hall Partee, Petr Sgall
John Benjamins Publishing, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 430 pages
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A collection of papers in honor of Eva Hajicová, who represents the continuation of the Prague School tradition in the methodological context of formal and computational linguistics. Her broadly acknowledged contribution to syntax, topic-focus studies, discourse analysis and natural language processing is reflected in the papers by 30 authors, divided in five sections (Discourse, Meaning, Focus, Translation, Structure).
 

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Contents

Although her life with us has not been easy
3
2 DISCOURSE
15
Nonpropositional encoding of discourse categories
17
The content and form of illocutionary acts
31
A comprehensive theory of linguistic activity
39
Knowledge negotiation
47
3 MEANING
63
Allegation and local accommodation
65
Topic and focus in a formal framework
235
Whextraction and the topicfocus articulation of the sentence
255
Its exponents and its semantic interpretation
273
5 TRANSLATION
289
Some rationales and methodologies for example based machine translation
291
Fidelity as a criterion of good translation
307
Preference mechanisms of the Multra machine translation system
321
6 STRUCTURE
335

Remarks on substance function and form
87
Three kinds of using the identity sign
95
On what is impossible entailing everything
111
Some remarks on homonymy and polysemy
119
The meaning of Meaning in the Prague School
127
Belief ascription and metaphor interpretation
141
On real mother real man and similar expressions
163
4 FOCUS
169
The focus and scope of only
171
Grammatical implementation of the dominance of subject and focus
195
A note on rhematic disagreements in early child language
205
Mobility of clause constituents and functional sentence perspective
221
Structural and communicative hierarchies in participial adjuncts
337
Writing down the speech of very small children in English graphemes
347
Tough constructions of Japanese and English in HPSG framework
353
On quantification in grammar and semantics
369
Fitting languages into a model of language modelled on language
379
Some peculiarities of Czech relational adjectives
393
AFTERWORD
405
Eva Hajičová An appreciation
407
Selected bibliography of Eva Hajičová
415
Name Index
419
Subject Index
423
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