Accentuation and Interpretation

  • Hans-Christian┬áSchmitz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Hans-Christian Schmitz
    Pages 6-27
  3. Hans-Christian Schmitz
    Pages 28-82
  4. Hans-Christian Schmitz
    Pages 83-141
  5. Hans-Christian Schmitz
    Pages 142-200
  6. Hans-Christian Schmitz
    Pages 201-204
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 205-226

About this book


Develops a highly original theory of accentuation in which accentuation serves the mere pragmatic function of making utterances well comprehensible. Semantic effects of accentuation are explained as epiphenomena of pragmatic accentuation. The theory is formally elaborated in a model-theoretic framework and experimentally justified.


construction interpret Interpretation knowledge reconstruction semantic

Authors and affiliations

  • Hans-Christian┬áSchmitz
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Frankfurt am MainGermany

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