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Author Baumann, Stefan.

Title The intonation of givenness : evidence from German / Stefan Baumann.

Publication Info. Tübingen : Niemeyer, 2006.

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Description 1 online resource (197 pages) : illustrations
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Series Linguistische Arbeiten, 0344-6727 ; 508
Linguistische Arbeiten (Max Niemeyer Verlag) ; 508.
Note Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Universität, Saarbrücken, 2005.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-181).
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Contents 1 Introduction; 1.1 Motivation and Aims; 1.2 Structure of the Study; 2 Theoretical Background; 2.1 Intonation; 2.2 Givenness; 2.3 Intermediate Summary: The Relation between Intonation and Givenness; 3 Corpus Analysis; 3.1 The MULI Database; 3.2 Analysis; 3.3 Discussion; 4 Experiments; 4.1 Perception Experiment I: Accent Type and Modes of Givenness; 4.2 Perception Experiment II: Accent Type and Types of Accessibility; 5 A Model of Intonation and Givenness; 6 Summary and Outlook; Bibliography.
Summary This book addresses students and researchers of phonetics/phonology, and the semantics and pragmatics of discourse. It employs an autosegmental-metrical model of intonation to investigate the marking of aspects of information structure, concentrating on the Given-New dimension. The empirical evidence provided here is based on German. It shows that the dichotomy of 'accented' versus 'uncaccented' corresponding to 'New' versus 'Given' information is inadequate. In fact, there is evidence that a range of pitch accent types can be mapped onto the gradient scale of Givenness degrees, with the pitch.
Language English.
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Subject Intonation (Phonetics)
German language -- Intonation.
Discourse analysis.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Baumann, Stefan. Intonation of givenness : evidence from German. Tübingen : Niemeyer, 2006 x, 183 pages ; 24 cm. Linguistische Arbeiten ; 508 0344-6727 9783484305083 (GyWOH)har060100747 (DLC) 2007358151
ISBN 9783110921205 (electronic bk.)
3110921200 (electronic bk.)
9783484305083 (pbk.)
3484305088 (pbk.)