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Psycholing/ Compling Seminar- Bethany Sturmann: Subclausal quotation intonation and what it means

Jun 2, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Campbell Hall 2122,

Subclausal quotation provides an interesting use case for the integration of intonation into the semantic analysis of an utterance. In this talk I will present the key intonational features of subclausal quotation based on a corpus study, as well as highlight ways in which quotation intonation expands our understanding of intonational theory. I will then show that the Emphatic Juncture is the intonational feature that is the best candidate for incorporation into the semantics based on the results of a perception experiment. I will then sketch an analysis of the meaning of the Emphatic Juncture as a metalinguistic operator. This talk is the presentation of the research output of my dissertation.


Jun 2, 2022
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Campbell Hall 2122