By Sylvie Hancil, Daniel Hirst
The contributions to this quantity specialise in the interrelation among prosody and iconicity and shed new gentle at the subject through enlarging the variety of parameters usually thought of, and through confronting numerous theoretical backgrounds. The parameters taken under consideration contain socio-linguistic standards (age, intercourse, socio-economic type, region); other forms of speech state of affairs; have an effect on (attitudes and emotions); gestures; morpho-syntactic constraints. The research is pursued in theoretical frameworks reminiscent of info constitution concept, Grice's concept, Relevance concept, experiential mixing, Gussenhoven's organic codes, prosodic modelling, computerized detection. The languages coated contain English, French, Italian, Swedish, Egyptian Arabic, and Majorcan Catalan. The e-book could be of significant curiosity to linguists engaged on prosody.