Parentheticals in Spoken English: The Syntax-Prosody by Nicole Dehé

By Nicole Dehé

Taking either an empirical and a theoretical view of the prosodic phraseology of parentheticals in English, this ebook stories the syntactic and prosodic literature on parentheticals besides suitable theoretical paintings on the syntax-prosody interface. It bargains an in depth prosodic research of six varieties of parentheticals - complete parenthetical clauses, non-restrictive relative clauses, nominal appositions, remark clauses, reporting verbs, and query tags, all taken from the spoken a part of the British component to the foreign Corpus of English. to this point, the typical assumption is that by way of default, parentheticals are prosodically phrased individually, an assumption which, as this learn indicates, isn't continuously in keeping with the predictions made by way of present prosodic idea. the current research offers new empirical facts for the prosodic phraseology of parentheticals in spontaneous and semi-spontaneous spoken English, and gives new implications for a concept of linguistic interfaces.

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