Question intonation in non-scripted Danish dialogues

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Global intonation contour slopes in read speech have been found to vary systematically according to utterance type. Statements have the steepest gradients, wh-question contours are slightly less steep, questions with word order inversion less steeply falling again, and so-called declarative questions have no gradient at all, i.e. their global contour is level. Furthermore, in all but the very shortest utterances onset and offset of the global intonation contour appear relatively constant in the frequency range across varying utterance length. This paper is a first exploration into Danish question intonation in non-scripted speech.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the XVIth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
EditorsJürgen Trouvain, William Barry
Number of pages4
PublisherUniversity of Saarbrücken
Publication date2007
ISBN (Print)978-3-9811535-1-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-9811535-0-7
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventXVIth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences - Saarbrücken, Germany
Duration: 6 Aug 200711 Aug 2007
Conference number: XVI


ConferenceXVIth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences

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