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Puntini di sospensione e mimesi del parlato: le facce del rapporto tra punteggiatura e prosodia

Pecorari, Filippo. (2017) Puntini di sospensione e mimesi del parlato: le facce del rapporto tra punteggiatura e prosodia. CHIMERA: Romance Corpora and Linguistic Studies, 4 (2). pp. 175-201.

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Abstract

This paper deals with ellipsis <…> in modern Italian and focuses on those uses which possess a direct connection with prosodic features of spoken language. Firstly, I will illustrate the position of the prosodic uses of ellipsis in a global theoretical framework, where punctuation is assigned a basic communicative meaning and its connection with prosody is generally seen as indirect. The prosodic uses of ellipsis occupy a subordinate position in this framework, because they appear only in specific text types – i.e. literary texts – and in specific textual conditions – i.e. reported speech. Secondly, I will provide a thorough empirical analysis of ellipsis, based on data taken from a collection of Italian novels. I will show that prosodic uses have the function of simulating fragmentation phenomena (e.g. retracting, interruption, hesitation), which are characteristic of spontaneous spoken language. With the help of a model of organization of spoken discourse, I will classify the prosodic uses of ellipsis according to the specific phenomenon they reproduce in written text. This paper deals with ellipsis <…> in modern Italian and focuses on those uses which possess a direct connection with prosodic features of spoken language. Firstly, I will illustrate the position of the prosodic uses of ellipsis in a global theoretical framework,where punctuation is assigned a basic communicative meaning and its connection with prosody is generally seen as indirect. The prosodic uses of ellipsis occupy a subordinate position in this framework, because they appear only in specific text types – i.e. literary texts – and in specific textual conditions – i.e. reported speech. Secondly, I will provide a thorough empirical analysis of ellipsis, based on data taken from a collection of Italian novels. I will show that prosodic uses have the function of simulating fragmentation phenomena(e.g. retracting, interruption, hesitation), which are characteristic of spontaneous spoken language. With the help of a model of organization of spoken discourse, I will classify the prosodic uses of ellipsis according to the specific phenomenon they reproduce in written text.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Italianistik > Italienische Linguistik (Ferrari)
UniBasel Contributors:Pecorari, Filippo
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
e-ISSN:2386-2629
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:Italiano
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Last Modified:01 Feb 2019 13:52
Deposited On:16 Oct 2017 08:30

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