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Syntacticizing intonation? Tag questions in Glasgow Scots

Syntacticizing intonation? Tag questions in Glasgow Scots
Syntacticizing intonation? Tag questions in Glasgow Scots
This paper presents the results of a perception experiment investigating the acceptability of rising and falling intonation contours in a particular tag construction in Glasgow Scots. I show that intonation contour does not affect speakers’ judgments of the acceptability of these tags, despite important roles for intonation in the acceptability of other constructions. I thus argue, contraWiltschko & Heim (2016) and Wiltschko (2017), that the interpretation of intonation in these tags is pragmatic, and supports amodular conception of the relationship between syntax and intonation rather than the direct syntacticization of intonation in the left periphery.
219-244
Walter De Gruyter
Jamieson, E
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Kentner, Gerrit
Kremers, Joost
Jamieson, E
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Kentner, Gerrit
Kremers, Joost

Jamieson, E (2020) Syntacticizing intonation? Tag questions in Glasgow Scots. In, Kentner, Gerrit and Kremers, Joost (eds.) Prosody in Syntactic Encoding. (Linguistische Arbeiten, 573) Berlin, Germany. Walter De Gruyter, pp. 219-244. (doi:10.1515/9783110650532).

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This paper presents the results of a perception experiment investigating the acceptability of rising and falling intonation contours in a particular tag construction in Glasgow Scots. I show that intonation contour does not affect speakers’ judgments of the acceptability of these tags, despite important roles for intonation in the acceptability of other constructions. I thus argue, contraWiltschko & Heim (2016) and Wiltschko (2017), that the interpretation of intonation in these tags is pragmatic, and supports amodular conception of the relationship between syntax and intonation rather than the direct syntacticization of intonation in the left periphery.

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Published date: 6 July 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 443949
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/443949
PURE UUID: f5893109-eeb9-4737-bec8-c91ee71a3a3f
ORCID for E Jamieson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8679-3360

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Date deposited: 17 Sep 2020 16:41
Last modified: 18 Sep 2020 01:53

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Author: E Jamieson ORCID iD
Editor: Gerrit Kentner
Editor: Joost Kremers

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