Prosody and Iconicity
The contributions to this volume focus on the interrelation between prosody and iconicity and shed new light on the topic by enlarging the number of parameters traditionally considered, and by confronting various theoretical backgrounds. The parameters taken into account include socio-linguistic criteria (age, sex, socio-economic category, region); different kinds of speech situation; affect (attitudes and emotions); gestures; morpho-syntactic constraints. The analysis is pursued in theoretical frameworks such as Information Structure theory, Grice's theory, Relevance theory, experiential blending, Gussenhoven's biological codes, prosodic modelling, automatic detection. The languages covered include English, French, Italian, Swedish, Egyptian Arabic, and Majorcan Catalan. The book will be of great interest to linguists working on prosody.
[Iconicity in Language and Literature, 13] 2013. xv, 252 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
IntroductionSylvie Hancil | pp. vii–xvi
Prosodic iconicity and experiential blendingAntoine Auchlin | pp. 1–32
Emotional expressions as communicative signalsYi Xu, Andrew Kelly and Cameron Smillie | pp. 33–60
Peak alignment and surprise reading: Is there any systematic correlation in Italian (Spoken in Florence)?Olga Kellert | pp. 61–74
Emotional McGurk effect and gender difference – A Swedish studyÅsa Abelin | pp. 75–88
Beyond the given: An enunciative approach to the prosody of thematicity in EnglishSteven Schaefer | pp. 89–108
Pragmatic functions and the biological codes: Evidence from the prosody of sentence topic and focus in Egyptian Arabic declarativesDina El Zarka | pp. 109–126
Pitch accent types and the perception of focus in Majorcan Catalan wh-questionsMaria del Mar Vanrell | pp. 127–148
UK declarative rises and the frequency codeDaniel Hirst | pp. 149–160
Iconic interpretation of rhythm in speechTea Pršir and Anne-Catherine Simon | pp. 161–180
Iconicity of melodic contours in FrenchPhilippe Martin | pp. 181–192
A study of postural, mimetic and gestural indicators combined with prosodic indicators: Perceptions of attitudes in French on the basis of a visually enacted oral discourseVéronique Gosson | pp. 193–218
Automatic detection of emotion from real-life dataLaurence Devillers | pp. 219–232
Prosody and phonemes: On the influence of speaking styleBjörn Schuller | pp. 233–250
Index | pp. 251–252
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Main BIC Subject
CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
Main BISAC Subject
LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General