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Final rises in spontaneous Swedish computer-directed questions: incidence and function
KTH, Superseded Departments, Speech, Music and Hearing.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4628-3769
2004 (English)In: Proc of Intl Conference on Speech Prosody 2004 / [ed] Bel, B.; Marlin, I., Nara, Japan, 2004, 115-118 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Phrase-final intonation was analysed in a subcorpus of Swedish computer-directed question utterances with the objective of investigating the extent to which final rises occur in spontaneous questions, and also to see if such rises might have pragmatic functions over and beyond the signalling of interrogative mode. Final rises occurred in 22 percent of the utterances. Final rises occurred mostly in conjunction with final focal accent. Children exhibited the largest percentage of final rises (32%), with women second (27%) and men lowest (17%). These results are discussed in terms of Swedish question intonation and the pragmatic social function of rises in a biological account of intonation.

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Nara, Japan, 2004. 115-118 p.
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Computer Science Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-51824OAI: diva2:465119
Intl Conference on Speech Prosody 2004
tmh_import_11_12_14. QC 20120116Available from: 2011-12-14 Created: 2011-12-14 Last updated: 2012-01-16Bibliographically approved

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