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Intonation and belief states: The case of Puerto Rican Spanish

Meghan Armstrong

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 03:00pm - 04:00pm

Ohio State University/Universitat Pompeu-Fabra

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Puerto Rican Spanish (PRS) is a language that often does not mark interrogativity syntactically for yes-no questions. Thus it is not uncommon for speakers to rely on intonational cues to interrogativity. In this talk I present an overview of the intonational contours used by speakers in the yes-no question domain with evidence from production and perception. The results reveal that the variety has a default contour (

Meghan Armstrong