Prosody and scope in German inverse linking constructions

  • In German, prosody interacts with quantifier scope. We investigate this interaction in inverse linking constructions. We present evidence from elicited production of linguistically naive speakers supporting the following two claims: 1) There are two kinds of inverse linking constructions of which only the prepositional type requires a marked intonation contour for inverse scope. 2) In the prepositional construction, a double focus contour is employed with inverse scope rather that a topic-focus (rise-fall) contour as previously assumed (Krifka 1998).

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Author:Uli Sauerland, Oliver Bott
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2009/05/26
Year of first Publication:2002
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2009/05/26
Source: ; (in:) B. Bel / I. Marlien : Proceedings of the speech prosody 2002 conference : laboratoire parole et langage - Aix-en-Provence, 2002, S. 623-628.
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Syntax
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht