Future prospects of research on prosody: the need for publicly available corpora. Comments on Margret Selting: "Prosody in interaction: State of the art"

  • In her overview, Margret Selting makes the case for the claim that dealing with authentic conversation necessarily lies at the heart of an interactionallinguistic approach to prosody (see Selting this volume, Section 3.3). However, collecting and transcribing corpora of authentic interaction is a time-consuming enterprise. This fact often severely restricts what the individual researcher is able to do in terms of analysis within the scope of his or her resources. Still, for dealing with many of the desiderata Margret Selting points out in Section 5 of her extensive overview, the use of larger corpora seems to be required. In this commenting paper, I want to argue that future progress in research on prosody in interaction will essentially rest on the availability and use of large public corpora. After reviewing arguments for and against the use of public corpora, I will discuss some upshots regarding corpus design and issues of transcription of public corpora.

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Author:Arnulf Deppermann
Parent Title (English):Prosody in interaction (Studies in discourse and grammar; 23)
Place of publication:Amsterdam
Editor:Elisabeth Reber, Margret Selting, Dagmar Barth-Weingarten
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2010
GND Keyword:Deutsch; Interaktion; Prosodie
First Page:41
Last Page:47
The published article is under copyright of Benjamins. The publisher should be contacted for permission to re-use or reprint the material in any form: DOI: 10.1075/sidag.23.06dep
BDSL-Classification:Sprache im 20. Jahrhundert. Gegenwartssprache
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Gesprächsforschung / Gesprochene Sprache
Open Access?:Ja
Licence (German):License LogoEs gilt das UrhG

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