The Phrase-Final Accent in Kammu: Effects of Tone, Focus and Engagement
2009 (English)In: INTERSPEECH 2009: 10TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION 2009, BAIXAS: ISCA-INST SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOC , 2009, 2439-2442 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The phrase-final accent can typically contain a multitude of simultaneous prosodic signals. In this study, aimed at separating the effects of lexical tone from phrase-final intonation, phrase-final accents of two dialects of Kammu were analyzed. Kammu, a Mon-Khmer language spoken primarily in northern Laos, has dialects with lexical tones and dialects with no lexical tones. Both dialects seem to engage the phrase-final accent to simultaneously convey focus, phrase finality, utterance finality, and speaker engagement. Both dialects also show clear evidence of truncation phenomena. These results have implications for our understanding of the interaction between tone, intonation and phrase-finality.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BAIXAS: ISCA-INST SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOC , 2009. 2439-2442 p.
Kammu, intonation, tone, accent, focus
Computer and Information Science Communication Studies General Language Studies and Linguistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-29885ISI: 000276842801146ScopusID: 2-s2.0-70450163434OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-29885DiVA: diva2:399038
10th INTERSPEECH 2009 Conference, Brighton, ENGLAND, SEP 06-10, 2009
QC 201102212011-02-212011-02-172011-02-21Bibliographically approved