contrastive

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of words so related that one contrasts with the other

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strikingly different

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syntactically establishing a relation of contrast between sentences or elements of a sentence

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A number of linguists have argued that contrastiveness is a scalar characteristic that has to do with the degree of counter-expectancy (Givon 1990: 702; Kiss 1995:16; Gundel 1999).
The fact that contrastiveness plays a role in topic-marking can also be shown with Romanian data.
Contrastiveness seems, therefore, to be the basic condition for the domain of application of an additive word.
contrastiveness or exhaustive identification) and signaled by heavy pitch prominence (cf.
Contrary to the previous function of focus, contrastiveness involves monitoring and is primarily the result of checking the current utterance with the discourse protocol.