ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Experimental Linguistics (ExLing 2008)
We present an experimental study investigating the role of intonation as prosodic indicator of uncertainty as well as question-answering congruity for the exhaustive interpretation of answers. We vary intonation for expressing intended (un)certainty and also the type of question. Interpretation is tested by using pictures illustrating (non-)exhaustivity in order to avoid that the subjects' linguistic awareness is focussed on the tested question.
Bibliographic reference. Wollermann, Charlotte / Schröder, Bernhard (2008): "Does uncertainty effect the case of exhaustive interpretation?", In ExLing-2008, 233-236.