STRESS SHIFT IN DUTCH AS A RHETORICAL DEVICE

Carlos Gussenhoven*

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Abstract

It is demonstrated that one of the stress shift rules of Dutch, which is comparable to the iambic reversal rule in English, is sensitive to rhetoricity of style: subjects applied the rule more frequently as a greater degree of rhetoricity was elicited from them. Of a number of other factors that were hypothesized to have an influence on the rule, the distance between preshift and postshift accent positions is shown to have a significant effect.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)603-619
Number of pages17
JournalLinguistics
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983

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