On the Intonation of Confirmation-Seeking Requests in Child-Directed Speech

@inproceedings{Mata2010OnTI,
  title={On the Intonation of Confirmation-Seeking Requests in Child-Directed Speech},
  author={Ana Isabel Mata and Ana L{\'u}cia Santos},
  year={2010}
}
In this paper we identify intonation cues that can disambiguate confirmation-seeking questions in adult-child dialogue in European Portuguese (EP). 301 examples of confirmation requests answered by two children and uttered by three different adults were analysed. Results show that (i) most confirmation-seeking questions (92.7%) do not present the intonation pattern previously identified for informationseeking questions in EP; (ii) pragmatic/discourse values of confirmation-seeking questions… CONTINUE READING