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Upcoming Events

8 October 2009

We’ve got monthly events planned thoughout 2009-2010. These range from talks to workshops and student panels.

Watch this space for more details!

Upcoming talk this month is:
October 22nd 2009 at 4:10pm
Room 5.26 in the Humanities Building at Cardiff University
Dr Paul Tench

64 ways to say I love you

In this workshop I set out to demonstrate a full set of choices in the intonation systems of a standard accent of British English. I will show how the subsystems of tonality, tonicity and tone (both primary and secondary) express at least 64 separate meanings in relation to information structure, discourse function and attitudinal expression. I will show how this is possible in a single clause “I love you”. I will thus show how my model outperforms Halliday, Brazil and ToBI in range and delicacy.