Barbara Wehr

List of John Benjamins publications for which Barbara Wehr plays a role.


Wehr, Barbara 2005 Focusing strategies in Old French and Old IrishOpening Windows on Texts and Discourses of the Past, Skaffari, Janne, Matti Peikola, Ruth Carroll, Risto Hiltunen and Brita Wårvik (eds.), pp. 353–379 | Article
A central pragmatic function is “Focus” (the concept which the speaker thinks is of special importance), with the subfunctions “Contrast” (“X and not Y”), “Exhaustive listing” (“X and nothing/nobody else”) and Emphatic focus, which correspond to different pragmatic intentions of the speaker. In Old… read more