By Eva Hajičová, Barbara H. Partee, Petr Sgall (auth.), Eva Hajičová, Barbara H. Partee, Petr Sgall (eds.)
1. 1 ambitions the most goal of this joint paintings is to compile a few rules that experience performed crucial roles in disparate theoretical traditions so as to con tribute to a greater knowing of the connection among concentration and the syn tactic and semantic constitution of sentences. in the Prague institution culture and the department of its modern improvement represented by way of Hajicova and Sgall (HS within the sequel), topic-focus articulation has lengthy been a imperative item of analysis, and it has lengthy been a suggestion of Prague college linguistics that topic-focus constitution has systematic relevance to which means. in the formal semantics culture represented by means of Partee (BHP within the sequel), concentration has even more lately develop into a space of concerted research, yet many of the semantic phenomena to which concentration is correct were broadly investi gated and given specific compositional semantic-analyses. The emergence of 'tripartite constructions' (see bankruptcy 2) in formal semantics and the partial simi larities that may be quite simply saw among a few points of tripartite buildings and a few elements of Praguian topic-focus articulation have led us to count on nearer research of the similarities and changes in those diversified theoretical constructs will be a profitable venture with mutual merits for the additional improvement of our respective theories and capability gain for the research of semantic results of concentration in different theories as well.