new approach to the scope of contrastive topics

Beáta Gyuris
This paper proposes a new strategy for accounting for the narrow scope readings of quantificational contrastive topics in Hungarian, which is based on a consideration of the types of questions that declaratives with such contrastive topics can be uttered as partial or complete congruent answers to. The meaning of the declaratives with contrastive topics will be represented with the help of the structured meaning approach to matching questions proposed in Krifka 2002.
doi:10.21248/zaspil.35.2004.225 fatcat:vnac6ge6cnd75ewdjfp7y7gg6q