Nigel G. Ward
Cambridge University Press, 2019
ISBN: hardback 978-1-107-18016-0, paperback 978-1-316-63361-8 (at Amazon)
Without prosody, conversations would be just alternating short speeches: the human element would be lost. This book explains how English speakers use prosody to accomplish things. It catalogs two dozen meaningful patterns used for cueing action, taking turns, making polite suggestions, managing topics, expressing urgency, conveying positive feelings, and so on.
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