Functions and social meanings of click sounds in Irish English

  • Marion Schulte Universität Bielefeld

Abstract

This study investigates the use and function of click sounds in Irish English. These paralinguistic elements are multifunctional and similar to linguistic discoursepragmatic markers. In addition to their discourse and pragmatic functions, they also index social meanings and are shown to be connected with assertive and authoritative stances.

Published
2020-10-09