Kišiček, Gabrijela

Prosodic features in the analysis of multimodal argumentation / Gabrijela Kišiček. - 629-643 str.

The term “prosodic” refers to such features as pitch, temporal structure, loudness and voice quality, emphasis, accentuation and (non-)fluencies of the speaker. Though 21st century public discourse is demonstrably multimodal, there remains a need to fully recognize more than a merely verbal mode of argument. Based on the analysis of TV commercials, this paper explores the argumentative value of prosodic features in multimodal discourse. We argue that the argumentative reconstruction of multimodal discourse should take prosodic features into account.

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