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Hungarian ‘ focus position ’ and English it-clefts : the semantic underspecification of ‘ focus ’ readings

@inproceedings{Wedgwood2006HungarianF,
  title={Hungarian ‘ focus position ’ and English it-clefts : the semantic underspecification of ‘ focus ’ readings},
  author={D. Wedgwood and G. Pethő and R. Cann},
  year={2006}
}
Analyses of the so-called ‘focus position’ of Hungarian hav e been influential in the development of discourse-semantic and syntactic theories, b ut have generally failed to consider contextualised, naturally-occurring data, despite the discourse-related nature of the phenomenon. We re-address the semantics of this position, u sing data drawn from the Hungarian National Corpus alongside arguments from introspec tive judgements. As part of this, we investigate the precise extent to which a… Expand
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