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ERIC Number: EJ608170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0023-8309
Focus and the Interpretation of Pitch Accent: Disambiguating Embedded Questions.
Schafer, Amy; Carlson, Katy; Clifton, Charles, Jr.; Frazier, Lyn
Language and Speech, v43 n1 p75-105 Jan-Mar 2000
Reports on five experiments that studied ambiguous sentences, such as "I asked the pretty girls WHO is cold." The presence of a prominent pitch accent on the interrogative constituent biased listeners to add an embedded question interpretation, whereas it absence biased them to a relative clause or temporal adjunct analysis.(Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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