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Right-dislocations: Influence of information structure on prosodic phrasing and intonation

Astruc, Lluisa (2004). Right-dislocations: Influence of information structure on prosodic phrasing and intonation. Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics, 1 pp. 1–14.

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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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2004 The Author
ISSN: 0-9546775-1-X
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Languages
Education and Language Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Language & Literacies
Item ID: 21141
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Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 15:56
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 23:24
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