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Accentuation and interpretation, Hans-Christian Schmitz

Label
Accentuation and interpretation
Title
Accentuation and interpretation
Statement of responsibility
Hans-Christian Schmitz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 easily 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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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Schmitz, Hans-Christian
Dissertation note
Originally presented as the author's dissertation (Ph.D.), University of Bonn.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Palgrave studies in pragmatics, language, and cognition
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  • Emphasis (Linguistics)
  • Oral communication
Label
Accentuation and interpretation, Hans-Christian Schmitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 210-222) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction: Pragmatic and Semantic Effects of Accentuation.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Optimal Accentuation.
  • p. 6
  • 3.
  • Cooperative Information Exchange.
  • p. 28
  • 4.
  • Reconstruction of Messages.
  • p. 83
  • 5.
  • Optimal Accentuation vs Focus Accentuation.
  • p. 142
  • 6.
  • Summary.
  • p. 201
  • App.
  • Type Logic with Lambda Operator.
  • p. 205
  • References.
  • p. 210
  • Index.
  • p. 223
Control code
ocn212429683
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 226 p.
Isbn
9780230002531
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Accentuation and interpretation, Hans-Christian Schmitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 210-222) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction: Pragmatic and Semantic Effects of Accentuation.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Optimal Accentuation.
  • p. 6
  • 3.
  • Cooperative Information Exchange.
  • p. 28
  • 4.
  • Reconstruction of Messages.
  • p. 83
  • 5.
  • Optimal Accentuation vs Focus Accentuation.
  • p. 142
  • 6.
  • Summary.
  • p. 201
  • App.
  • Type Logic with Lambda Operator.
  • p. 205
  • References.
  • p. 210
  • Index.
  • p. 223
Control code
ocn212429683
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 226 p.
Isbn
9780230002531
Other physical details
ill.

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