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Dehé, Nicole, Lucy Zhao and Victoria A. Murphy. 2018. From pitch to purpose: The prosodic–pragmatic mapping of [I + verb] belief constructions in English and Mandarin. Journal of Pragmatics 123 : 57–77.
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English and Mandarin show analogous [I + verb] confidence rating trends. Prosodic focus generated confidence rating discrepancies in [I + verb] variations. [I + verb] confidence rating trends concur with alternative semantics theory. Findings bolster the concept of a cross-linguistic pragmatic–prosodic mapping of [I + verb].