Title: Modeling of a rise-fall intonation pattern in the language of Paris young speakers: a matter of "proximity"?
Date: Wednesday 18 November 2020
Speaker: Dr Roberto Paternostro, University of Geneva - School of French Language and Civilisation
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This conference attempts to carry out a crossed-analysis on an intonation contour commonly associated with the way of talking of young Parisians, in the light of prosodic, discursive and interactional considerations. Its aim is to show the importance of studying a linguistic phenomenon in context, from the perspective of the relationship between interactants. As a result, linguistic practice cannot be interpreted only through external criteria such as socio-demographic ones. Crossed-perspectives also raise questions about categorisations as a necessary but reductive act, particularly if these are strictly partitioned.
Picture: Couleurs urbaines, Stephane Sommer, aquarelle (2016)