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The interaction of discourse markers and prosody in rhetorical questions in German

The interaction of discourse markers and prosody in rhetorical questions in German

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DEHÉ, Nicole, Daniela WOCHNER, Marieke EINFELDT, 2022. The interaction of discourse markers and prosody in rhetorical questions in German. In: Journal of Linguistics. Cambridge University Press. 31(11). ISSN 0022-2267. eISSN 1469-7742. Available under: doi: 10.1017/S0022226722000299

@article{Dehe2022-06-13inter-58089, title={The interaction of discourse markers and prosody in rhetorical questions in German}, year={2022}, doi={10.1017/S0022226722000299}, number={11}, volume={31}, issn={0022-2267}, journal={Journal of Linguistics}, author={Dehé, Nicole and Wochner, Daniela and Einfeldt, Marieke} }

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