The syntax and semantics of focus particles

Linguistics Summer School in the Indian Mountains (LISSIM) 11, May–June 2018

Michael Yoshitaka ERLEWINE (mitcho)

This course presents an overview of the cross-linguistic study of focus particles. Topics covered include patterns of association (sentential vs constituent particles, association from within), the compositional semantics of focus (Alternative Semantics), focus particle meanings, and some thoughts on wh-quantification.