On the rise and fall of declaratives

@inproceedings{Trinh2011OnTR,
  title={On the rise and fall of declaratives},
  author={Tue Trinh and Luka Crni},
  year={2011}
}
This paper argues for a new way of thinking about semantic and pragmatic effects of particular sentence intonation patterns. The main focus of the paper is on the so-called rising declaratives, i.e. sentences that have the surface structure of a declarative sentence but are pronounced with a rising pitch contour. Rising declaratives differ from both declaratives with a falling pitch contour and questions in their pragmatic effect. Our goal is to account for this difference. We propose that… CONTINUE READING

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