Proceedings of the 45th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development
This paper examines the effects of two often overlooked factors in children’s answers to wh-questions: the prosodic contour of the question and the complexity of the visual stimuli. There are two potential effects on the interpretation of a question in English: whether it is moved, and what kind of prosody it has.
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Stoddard, Bethany and de Villiers, Jill, "Children's Sensitivity to Prosody and Ostension in Answers to Wh-Questions" (2021). Philosophy: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.