On the Interpretation of Stressed Pronouns

  • Helen de Hoop

Abstract

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.
Published
2019-08-20
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