Prosody and discourse structure in Buenos Aires Spanish

Nombre y apellido: Labastía, Leopoldo; Dabrowski, Alejandra; Guglielmone, María de los Ángeles
Fuente: Revista Leitura. Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduacao em Letras e Linguistica da Universidade Federal de Alagoas, 2, (52), p. 228-247, 2013

Código: uncoma021ar

Resumen: In previous work, we examined the role of some prosodic features in structuring spoken discourse. In this paper, we explore monologue in political discourse, and attempt to link these prosodic cues to the speaker’s argumentative goals. The prosodic analysis is carried out in the Autosegmental-Metrical framework applied to Buenos Aires Spanish. The pragmatic analysis follows Relevance Theory. Tonal configurations guide the hearers to those parts of the discourse the speaker wants the audience to consider highly relevant.

Palabras clave: estructura del discurso; prosodia; relevancia