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Young children’s detection and decoding of ironic intonation

Rattray, Catherine and Tolmie, Andrew (2008) Young children’s detection and decoding of ironic intonation. Psychology of Language and Communication, 12 (1). pp. 29-54. ISSN 1234-2238. DOI UNSPECIFIED

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Additional Information: Very few studies have utilised experimental methods to examine young children's understanding of the belief states that can be inferred from real conversational exchanges (including those involving use of irony). Whilst the effects were moderated by individual variation, the experimemtal constraints, large samples and use of a follow-up study, coupled with the application of log-linear modelling made it possible to demonstrate both a qualitative shift in grasp between 3 and 4 years, and the partial nature of 4 year olds' understanding of ironic intonation as a conversational marker. This is turn helped elucidate how young children's grasp of intonation develops. [The work reported here was conducted by Catherine Rattray under my supervision as part of her doctoral research. The text of the paper is primariliy my work, however.] This article has been closed as the permission of the publisher has not been verified.
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