LINGUIST List 29.2862

Wed Jul 11 2018

Books: Prosody and processing of wh-in-situ questions in standard Persian: Shiamizadeh

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Date: 10-Jul-2018
From: Karijn Hootsen <gw.uilots.lotuu.nl>
Subject: Prosody and processing of wh-in-situ questions in standard Persian: Shiamizadeh
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Title: Prosody and processing of wh-in-situ questions in standard
Persian
Series Title: LOT Dissertation Series
Published: 2018
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
                http://www.lotpublications.nl/

Book URL: https://www.lotpublications.nl/prosody-and-processing-of-wh-in-situ-questions-in-standard-persian

Author: Zohreh Shiamizadeh
Paperback: ISBN: 9789460932793 Pages: 131 Price: Europe EURO 28.00
Abstract:

The syntactic literature offers different question types, one of which is the wh-question. There are languages, including Persian, in which the wh-phrase is not required to move to sentence-initial position in order to form a wh-question. It has been shown that prosody contributes to the production and perception of the contrast between declarativity and interrogativity, notably in interrogative utterances lacking lexico-syntactic features of interrogativity. Accordingly, it may be proposed that prosody plays a role in encoding and decoding wh-in-situ questions in which the interrogativity feature (the wh-phrase) does not move to sentence-initial position, as, for example, in Persian. The role of prosodic correlates in marking different parts of wh-in-situ questions as opposed to declaratives is, however, an understudied research area in Persian prosody. Further understudied topics include the role of prosodic correlates in the identification of wh-in-situ questions before the occurrence of the wh-phrase. This dissertation focuses on a series of experiments on the production and perception of wh-in-situ questions in standard Persian.

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Persian, Iranian (pes)

Written In: English (eng)

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