Pragmatics and prosody

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The aim of this chapter is to give the reader an idea of the various dimensions along which the debates on the relationship between pragmatics and prosody take place, then go on to suggest ways in which studies in this area might be advanced. It is based around three questions. For ease of presentation, the three questions are dealt within three separate sections (so question (1) is dealt with in section 2, question (2) in section 3 and question (3) in section 4). The questions are, however, inter-related, and consequently the answers to them are inter-linked: (1) How should the different types of prosody be characterised? (2) What is the relationship between prosody and intentional communication? (3) What kind of meaning does prosody encode (if anything)?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge handbook of pragmatics
EditorsKeith Allen, Kasia Jaszczolt
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages567-585
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9780521192071
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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NameCambridge handbooks in language and linguistics

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Prosody
Intentional Communication
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Keywords

  • prosody
  • meaning
  • pragmatics
  • natural meaning
  • non-natural meaning
  • semantics
  • intonation

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Wharton, T. (2012). Pragmatics and prosody. In K. Allen, & K. Jaszczolt (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of pragmatics (pp. 567-585). (Cambridge handbooks in language and linguistics). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Wharton, Tim. / Pragmatics and prosody. The Cambridge handbook of pragmatics. editor / Keith Allen ; Kasia Jaszczolt. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012. pp. 567-585 (Cambridge handbooks in language and linguistics).
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Wharton, T 2012, Pragmatics and prosody. in K Allen & K Jaszczolt (eds), The Cambridge handbook of pragmatics. Cambridge handbooks in language and linguistics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 567-585.

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The Cambridge handbook of pragmatics. ed. / Keith Allen; Kasia Jaszczolt. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012. p. 567-585 (Cambridge handbooks in language and linguistics).

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Wharton T. Pragmatics and prosody. In Allen K, Jaszczolt K, editors, The Cambridge handbook of pragmatics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2012. p. 567-585. (Cambridge handbooks in language and linguistics).