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Title: Prosody and Iconicity
Edited By: Sylvie Hancil
Daniel Hirst
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/ill.13
Series Title: Iconicity in Language and Literature 13
Description:

The contributions to this volume focus on the interrelation between prosody and iconicity and shed new light on the topic by enlarging the number of parameters traditionally considered, and by confronting various theoretical backgrounds. The parameters taken into account include socio-linguistic criteria (age, sex, socio-economic category, region); different kinds of speech situation; affect (attitudes and emotions); gestures; morpho-syntactic constraints. The analysis is pursued in theoretical frameworks such as Information Structure theory, Grice's theory, Relevance theory, experiential blending, Gussenhoven's biological codes, prosodic modelling, automatic detection. The languages covered include English, French, Italian, Swedish, Egyptian Arabic, and Majorcan Catalan. The book will be of great interest to linguists working on prosody.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Egyptian
Catalan-Valencian-Balear
English
French
Italian
Swedish
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ISBN-13: 9789027243492
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ISBN-13: 9789027272195
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