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Intonation Units Revisited

Cesuras in Talk-In-interaction

Intonation Units Revisited( )
Author: Barth-Weingarten, Dagmar
Series title:Studies in Language and Social Interaction Ser.
Publication Date:Sep 2016
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing Company
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $225.95
Book Description:

Intonation units have been notoriously difficult to identify in natural talk. Problems include fuzzy boundaries, lack of exhaustivity, and the potential circularity involved when studying their interface with other language-organizational dimensions. This volume advocates a way to resolve such problems: the 'cesura' approach. Cesuras, or breaks in the flow of talk, are created by discontinuities in the prosodic-phonetic parameters of speech that cluster to various extents at certain...
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