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Dip and hat pattern: a phonological contrast of German?

Ambrazaitis, Gilbert LU and Niebuhr, Oliver (2008) 4th Conference on Speech Prosody
Abstract
Is the high plateau in a ‘hat pattern’ a phonetic artefact, or does it reflect a phonological feature? Can it contrast with a low plateau, i.e., a ‘dip pattern’? The presented perception experiment supports the phonological point of view, since it shows that the dip/hat contrast can disambiguate German oder-constructions, which are interpretable as ‘alternative’ or ‘yes/no-questions’. This specific function may be derived from a more general substance–function relation: While a hat pattern has a ‘bracketing function’, a dip signals detachment.
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bracketing function, perception, alternative question, phonetics, phonology, AM, KIM, intonation model, hat pattern, concatenation
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4 pages
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4th Conference on Speech Prosody
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English
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4584c0d9-494d-450c-be3e-bc401353e0c0 (old id 1024917)
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2008-02-05 15:31:32
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  abstract     = {Is the high plateau in a ‘hat pattern’ a phonetic artefact, or does it reflect a phonological feature? Can it contrast with a low plateau, i.e., a ‘dip pattern’? The presented perception experiment supports the phonological point of view, since it shows that the dip/hat contrast can disambiguate German oder-constructions, which are interpretable as ‘alternative’ or ‘yes/no-questions’. This specific function may be derived from a more general substance–function relation: While a hat pattern has a ‘bracketing function’, a dip signals detachment.},
  author       = {Ambrazaitis, Gilbert and Niebuhr, Oliver},
  keyword      = {bracketing function,perception,alternative question,phonetics,phonology,AM,KIM,intonation model,hat pattern,concatenation},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {4},
  title        = {Dip and hat pattern: a phonological contrast of German?},
  year         = {2008},
}