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Final rises and Swedish question intonation
KTH, Superseded Departments, Speech, Music and Hearing.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4628-3769
2004 (English)In: Proc of The XVIIth Swedish Phonetics Conference, Fonetik 2004, Stockholm University, 2004, 56-59 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Phrase-final intonation was analysed in a subcorpusof Swedish computer-directed questionutterances with the objective of investigatingthe extent to which final rises occur in spontaneousquestions, and also to see if such risesmight have pragmatic functions over and beyondthe signalling of interrogative mode. Finalrises occurred in 22 percent of the utterances.Final rises occurred mostly in conjunctionwith final focal accent. Children exhibitedthe largest percentage of final rises (32%), withwomen second (27%) and men lowest (17%).These results are viewed in relationship to resultsof related perception studies and are discussedin terms of Swedish question intonationand the pragmatic social function of rises in abiological account of intonation.

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Stockholm University, 2004. 56-59 p.
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Computer Science Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-51831OAI: diva2:465124
The XVIIth Swedish Phonetics Conference, Fonetik 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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