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Is there a role for prosody within register studies? And if so what and how?

O'Grady, Gerard 2020. Is there a role for prosody within register studies? And if so what and how? Language Context and Text 2 (1) , pp. 59-92.

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Abstract

This article examines whether the incorporation of prosody within register studies can lead to a richer description of what speakers can mean in a specific environment. In order to situate how prosody resets the probabilities of contextual variables, a number of texts are examined and it is argued that prosodic systems at and above the rank of tone group are meaningful and situated on the content plane. The article concludes by suggesting some redrawing of the standard SFL stratification model by arguing that the view that meaning redounds with wording which in turn redounds with sounding needs some revision to incorporate the higher units of the phonological rank scale bring situated on the content plane.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Publisher: John Benjamins
ISSN: 2589-7233
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 9 September 2019
Date of Acceptance: 9 September 2019
Last Modified: 21 May 2020 17:31
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/125335

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