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Speech Prosody in Interaction: The form and function of intonation in human communication

Project description

Insights into human communication

Intonation is vital to communication. There is, however, a lack of agreement about the essential aspects of its structure and meaning. Addressing this, the EU-funded SPRINT project aims to shed light on the form and function of intonation by focussing on several phenomena across four linguistic varieties. Examining intonation form, SPRINT will look at the sources and extent of its variability; regarding function, it aims to create a model of intonational pragmatics based on pragmatic theory and knowledge on the form of intonation. The project’s work will have an impact on the understanding of speech communication.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-ADG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-ADG - Advanced Grant

Host institution

UNIVERSITY OF KENT
Address
The Registry Canterbury
CT2 7NZ Canterbury, Kent
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 387 925

Beneficiaries (3)

UNIVERSITY OF KENT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 2 387 925
Address
The Registry Canterbury
CT2 7NZ Canterbury, Kent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 62 096
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 31 175
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments