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.
seems, therefore, to be the basic condition for the domain of application of an additive word.
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.