On the Interpretation of Stressed Pronouns

  • Helen de Hoop


In this paper I will argue that meaning effects of stress on pronouns are general interpretive effects of constituent focus. I propose two constraints, Contrastive Stress and Continuing Topic, to deal with the interpretation of stressed pronouns in English. These two constraints and their interaction also account for some well-known data that are usually analysed via the Complementary Preference Hypothesis.
How to Cite
de Hoop, H. (2019). On the Interpretation of Stressed Pronouns. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 7, 159-172. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2003.v7i0.799