Dashes as Typographical Cues for the Information Structure

Say, Bilge and Akman, Varol (1998) Dashes as Typographical Cues for the Information Structure. [Conference Paper]

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We take em-dash as our sample punctuation mark and examine its usage from a discourse perspective, using sentences from well-known corpora. We particularly comment on how dashes can give hints on information structure, focus, and anaphora. Throughout the paper Discourse Representation Theory is used as a framework.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:punctuation, DRT (discourse representation theory), SDRT (structured discourse representation theory), discourse, information structure.
Subjects:Linguistics > Computational Linguistics
Linguistics > Semantics
ID Code:209
Deposited By: Akman, Varol
Deposited On:06 Jul 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53


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