Contrast For Two

  • Rainer A. Ludwig


Bridge accents in German are known for their pragmatic effects. In this paper, these effects are accounted for by a new analysis claiming that bridge accent sentences implicate the possibility of a true statement where both accented elements are replaced by alternatives. This account is compared to the one by Büring (1997) and shown to handle some data in a more accurate way. Finally, an attempt is made to relate the phenomenon intonationally to other phenomena, in particular series and pair-lists, and to show how it could be derived from more basic principles of intonation.
How to Cite
Ludwig, R. A. (2019). Contrast For Two. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 12, 384-398.