By Winnie Cheng
The e-book is the 1st to use David Brazil’s Discourse Intonation platforms (prominence, tone, key and termination) to the research of a corpus of real, naturally-occurring spoken discourses. The Hong Kong Corpus of Spoken English (prosodic) is made of nearly a million phrases which includes 4 sub-corpora of equivalent dimension, particularly educational, dialog, company and public. The individuals are all adults and usually have both Cantonese or English as their first language. The 4 Discourse Intonation structures are defined when it comes to how the process works and the way they're manifested within the corpus, either around the sub-corpora and likewise throughout audio system within the corpus. The booklet is followed with a CD containing the prosodically transcribed corpus including iConc that is the software program designed and written in particular to interrogate the HKCSE (prosodic). the problems raised and mentioned are all of significance in dialog research, Corpus Linguistics, Discourse research, Discourse Intonation, Pragmatics, and Intercultural verbal exchange.
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This is what I infer, or think I heard. Please confirm that I am right. Please tell me whether I am right or not. Can I infer, or did you say (mean), Can I infer, or did you say (mean), this or something else? Please this or something else? Please tell me confirm that it was this. whether this is right or not. Yes-no questions The grammatical form of yes-no questions marks the utterance as interrogative even in the absence of any relevant features of speaker/hearer understanding (as compared to the case of declarative question).
However, it is also possible to select from the third item in the menu to choose whether the subcorpus should comprise only speakers of a particular type. As described elsewhere (see for example, Chapter 2), speakers are recorded as being male, female, NES, HKC, etc, and there are individual sub-corpora for these speakers only. 3). Item four of the menu allows users to create their own customized prosodic corpus by selecting from the index file of all the individual corpus files. For example, if a user wants to create a sub-corpus from the academic and business files only, these files are listed in the index of all corpus files with a code number for the file together with information about participants and word count.
45). High key adds an increment of meaning that “this tone unit has a denial of expectation relations to what has preceded” (Brazil 1997: 75-84; Cauldwell 2007). In the second tone unit in the example, // look // it’s John //, the selection of high key on John is associated with a binary opposition in which one might have expected // it’s Peter //. In addition, the contrasting can involve an existential opposition “between one item and all other available items”, that is, // its’ John // not // it’s x, y, z, etc.
A Corpus-driven Study of Discourse Intonation: The Hong Kong Corpus of Spoken English (Prosodic) (Studies in Corpus Linguistics) by Winnie Cheng