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However, while scrambling is the default option, enabling assignment of default accent and projection of maximal focus, prosodic shading is a costly byproduct of contrastiveness, resulting in highly marked word orders in need of special context.
Roughly speaking, the reason is as follows: contrastiveness is typically characterized as the explicit rejection of alternative informational units from some closed set of alternatives (cf.
The contrastiveness of the dispositions featured in the PosB pictures leads Yucatec speakers to drastically increase the frequency at which they encode dispositional information with respect to the non-contrastive BowPed stimuli, whereas the effect of the difference between the two tasks is much smaller among Tzeltal speakers, as the latter already encode dispositional information with high frequency in response to the BowPed items.