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The Intonation of English Statements and Questions : a compositional interpretation

Author: Christine Bartels
Publisher: Hoboken : Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Outstanding dissertations in linguistics.
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Bartels, Christine.
Intonation of English Statements and Questions : A Compositional Interpretation.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Bartels
ISBN: 9781135685027 1135685029 1306576210 9781306576215
OCLC Number: 876512695
Notes: 8.3.1 Interrogative Echo Exclamations.
Description: 1 online resource (317 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. INTRODUCTION; 1.1 Intonational Meaning: Delineating the Task; 1.2 Choice of Empirical Domain; 1.3 Defining 'Statement' and 'Question'; 1.4 Structure of the Presentation; Notes; 2. INTONATIONAL STRUCTURE IN ENGLISH; 2.1 The Phonological Model; 2.2 Transcription Conventions; Notes; Figures; 3. STATEMENTS; 3.1 Statement Intonation; 3.2 The Meaning of L-: Defining Assertiveness; 3.2.1 The Non-attitudinal Approach; 3.2.2 The Speaker-Oriented Attitudinal Approach; 3.2.3 The Interactive Attitudinal Approach. 3.2.4 A Stalnakerian Model of Assertiveness3.3 Comparison with Pierrehumbert and Hirschberg (1990); 3.4 The Meaning of Boundary Tones; 3.4.1 'Potential Discourse Finality' vs. 'Continuation Dependence'; 3.4.2 Context-Dependent Semantic Effects; 3.4.3 Distributional Overlap; 3.5 Tones Representing Meaning: A Formal Proposal; 3.6 Summary; Notes; 4. ALTERNATIVE QUESTIONS; 4.1 The Intonation of Alternative Questions; 4.2 The Meaning of Final L- in Alternative Questions; 4.2.1 Alternative-Propositions; 4.2.2 Extending the Stalnakerian Model to Alternative Questions; 4.3 Nonfinal Phrase Accents. 4.4 Boundary Tones in Alternative Questions4.5 Excursus: The Effects of Pitch Accent Sequence and Prosodic Phrasing in Disjunctive Questions; 4.5.1 Pitch Accent Sequences; 4.5.2 Prosodic Phrasing; 4.6 Tones Representing Meaning in Alternative Questions; 4.7 Summary; Notes; 5. YES-NO QUESTIONS; 5.1 The Intonation of Yes-No Questions; 5.1.1 Rising Patterns; 5.1.1.1 Low Rise; 5.1.1.2 High Rise; 5.1.2 Fall; 5.1.3 Fall-Rise; 5.2 The Meaning of L- in Yes-No Questions; 5.2.1 Yes-No Questions That Differ in Interpretation from Corresponding Alternative Questions: Bolinger (1978c). 5.2.2 Restricting the Claim: Not All Yes-No Questions Are Unlike Alternative Questions5.2.3 Extending the Model to Yes-No Questions; 5.3 Boundary Tones in Yes-No Questions; 5.4 Echo Questions and Discourse-Linked Questions; 5.5 Summary; Notes; 6. WH-QUESTIONS; 6.1 The Intonation of Wh-Questions; 6.1.1 Falling Patterns; 6.1.2 Rising Patterns; 6.1.3 Fall-Rises; 6.2 The Meaning of L- in Wh-Questions; 6.2.1 The Sentential Presupposition of Wh-Questions; 6.2.2 Assertiveness and [+WH]; 6.2.3 Narrow-Focus Wh-Questions and Reference Questions: Posing the Puzzle; 6.3 Final H- in Wh-Questions. 6.3.1 Non-assertive Non-echo Wh-Questions6.3.2 Echo and Discourse-Linked Wh-Questions; 6.4 Reference Questions; 6.5 Boundary Tones in Wh-Questions; 6.6 Summary; Notes; 7. NON-INTERROGATIVE QUESTIONS; 7.1 The Intonation of Non-interrogative Questions; 7.2 The High Rise in Non-interrogative Questions; 7.3 Dialectal Variation; 7.4 Summary; Notes; 8. NON-QUESTION INTERROGATIVES; 8.1 Inferentially Assertive Interrogatives; 8.2 Rhetorical Interrogatives; 8.2.1 Preserving Face: The Role of Politeness Strategies; 8.2.2 Didactic Stratagems; 8.3 Interrogative Exclamations.
Series Title: Outstanding dissertations in linguistics.
Responsibility: Christine Bartels.

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