Prosodic correlates of subclausal quotation marks

  • We present the results of an experimental study which targets prosodic correlates of subclausal quotation marks. We found that written sentences containing passages enclosed by quotation marks were read aloud in a manner that significantly differs in prosody from spoken realizations of corresponding disquoted counterparts. However, we also observed that such prosodic marking of subclausal quotation wasn't strong enough to survive subsequent back-translation into written language: there was no correlation between the presence/absence of quotation marks in the original written examples, and the presence/absence of quotation marks in corresponding back-translations from oral renditions. We investigated three different kinds of uses of quotation marks and found no systematic difference between them with respect to prosodic marking.

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Author:Elke Kasimir
Parent Title (English):Papers in phonetics and phonology, Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin; ZASPil Vol. 49, S. 67-77
Publisher:Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of Completion:2008
Year of first Publication:2008
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2013/11/14
GND Keyword:Vorlesen; Anführungszeichen; Intonation <Linguistik>; Deutsch
Page Number:11
First Page:67
Last Page:77
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 43 Deutsch, germanische Sprachen allgemein / 430 Germanische Sprachen; Deutsch
Sammlungen:Germanistik / GiNDok
BDSL-Klassifikation:02.00.00 Deutsche Sprachwissenschaft (in Auswahl) / BDSL-Klassifikation: 02.00.00 Deutsche Sprachwissenschaft > 02.02.00 Studien
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Psycholinguistik/Kognitive Linguistik / Psycholinguistics/Cognitive linguistics
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Phonetik/Phonologie / Phonetics/Phonology
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Graphemik / Graphemics
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:ZAS papers in linguistics : ZASPiL / ZASPiL 49 = Papers in phonetics and phonology
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht