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Swedish word accents in a ‘confirmation’ context

Ambrazaitis, Gilbert LU (2007) Fonetik 2007 In TMH-QPSR 50(1). p.49-52
Abstract
An exploratory study on the prosodic signaling of ‘confirmation’ in Swedish is presented. Pairs of subjects read short dialogs, constructed around selected target words, in a conversational style. The target utterances were produced with a rising-falling intonation, lacking any typical ‘focal accent’ (FA). Qualitative observations and acoustic measurements reveal that the signaling of the word accent contrast appears to be, to a certain degree, optional in a confirmation context. The results support the view that no tonal target needs to be assumed for accent I, and further suggest that utterance-level prominence can be realized by other means than the FA.
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Lund model, prosody, intonation, word accent, focal accent, neutralization
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TMH-QPSR
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Granström, Björn; Hjalmarsson, Anna; House, David; Wik, Preben; ; ; and
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50
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1
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4 pages
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Department of Speech, Music and Hearing, KTH, Stockholm
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Fonetik 2007
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1104-5787
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English
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31712ad9-9742-4f0a-8b6f-98cd8e6ccfaf (old id 607353)
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  abstract     = {An exploratory study on the prosodic signaling of ‘confirmation’ in Swedish is presented. Pairs of subjects read short dialogs, constructed around selected target words, in a conversational style. The target utterances were produced with a rising-falling intonation, lacking any typical ‘focal accent’ (FA). Qualitative observations and acoustic measurements reveal that the signaling of the word accent contrast appears to be, to a certain degree, optional in a confirmation context. The results support the view that no tonal target needs to be assumed for accent I, and further suggest that utterance-level prominence can be realized by other means than the FA.},
  author       = {Ambrazaitis, Gilbert},
  booktitle    = {TMH-QPSR},
  editor       = {Granström, Björn and Hjalmarsson, Anna and House, David and Wik, Preben},
  issn         = {1104-5787},
  keyword      = {Lund model,prosody,intonation,word accent,focal accent,neutralization},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {49--52},
  publisher    = {Department of Speech, Music and Hearing, KTH, Stockholm},
  title        = {Swedish word accents in a ‘confirmation’ context},
  volume       = {50},
  year         = {2007},
}