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Prosodic signaling of information and discourse structure from a typological perspective

Karlsson, Anastasia LU ; House, David LU and Svantesson, Jan-Olof LU (2015) 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
Abstract
This study investigates the relationship between prosody and information/discourse structure in spon- taneous spoken folk tales in the tonal Mon-Khmer language Northern Kammu, a language that behaves as a typical phrase language where available boun- dary tones are enhanced to mark information struc- turing. Topic is always placed before Comment by syntactic movement if necessary. There is a prosodic signaling of the boundary between Topic and Com- ment. Discourse structure is reflected in prosody, and we find higher boundary tones near the bounda- ries between Discourse Units. The results are dis- cussed in terms of a typology of spoken discourse.
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  abstract     = {This study investigates the relationship between prosody and information/discourse structure in spon- taneous spoken folk tales in the tonal Mon-Khmer language Northern Kammu, a language that behaves as a typical phrase language where available boun- dary tones are enhanced to mark information struc- turing. Topic is always placed before Comment by syntactic movement if necessary. There is a prosodic signaling of the boundary between Topic and Com- ment. Discourse structure is reflected in prosody, and we find higher boundary tones near the bounda- ries between Discourse Units. The results are dis- cussed in terms of a typology of spoken discourse.},
  author       = {Karlsson, Anastasia and House, David and Svantesson, Jan-Olof},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences},
  editor       = {Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015, The},
  isbn         = {978-0-85261-941-4},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {5},
  publisher    = {University of Glasgow},
  title        = {Prosodic signaling of information and discourse structure from a typological perspective},
  year         = {2015},
}