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Subject: Accentuation and Interpretation: Schmitz

 

	
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Title: Accentuation and Interpretation 
Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition  

Publication Year: 2008 
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
	   http://www.palgrave.com
	

Book URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=275768 


Author: Hans-Christian Schmitz

Hardback: ISBN:  9780230002531 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 50


Abstract:

Speech communication can be disturbed. However, humans can understand
utterances even if they do not recognise all the words. They just have to
recognise the words that are critical for proper interpretation.
Accentuated words are more likely to be recognised than non-accentuated
words. A speaker who wants to be understood therefore should accentuate the
interpretation-critical words when conversing. In Accentuation and
Interpretation a theory of accentuation is developed according to which
accentuation serves the mere pragmatic function of making utterances well
comprehensible. Semantic effects of accentuation are explained as
epiphenomena of pragmatic accentuation. The theory is formally elaborated
in a model-theoretic framework and experimentally justified. 



Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                     Pragmatics
                     Semantics


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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