Right-dislocations: Influence of information structure on prosodic phrasing and intonation.
Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics, 1
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This study discusses results of three experiments investigating whether rightdislocations are accented in Catalan, and whether they compulsorily form independent units. The latter hypothesis – at least in its stronger version – finds no support in either of the experiments. As for accentuation, results in Experiment 1 and 2 confirm that right-dislocations are mostly deaccented, though Experiment 3 offers contradictory results. Discrepancies are explained in terms of differences in the information structure in the discourse.
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