ERIC Number: EJ589264
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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The Role of Prosody in Children's Inferences of Ironic Intent.
Ford, Janet A.; Milosky, Linda M.
Discourse Processes, v23 n1 p47-62 1997
Examines the effects of prosodic variation (vocal affect) on the type of inferences six- and nine-year-old children made about a speaker's communicative intent. Demonstrates that children's interpretations of potentially ironic utterances were influenced by prosody, and the nature of this influence differed by age. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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