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L'intonation montante en français spontané : Continuation vs. Question

Valtersson, Emma LU (2013) SPVR01 20131
Master's Programme: Language and Linguistics
Abstract
Continuation statements and polar questions in conversational French are typically both produced with final rising intonation. This study shows that several pitch, duration, and intensity cues can distinguish the two utterance types over chance level. Nevertheless, we see a lot of phonetic overlap between the two. Rather than assuming two distinct rising intonation contour types for French, we propose that the variation in phonetic detail relates to interactional factors (e.g., turn-taking and speech-act type).
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author
Valtersson, Emma LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Rising intonation in spontaneous French: Continuation vs. Question
course
SPVR01 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
spontaneous conversation, French, polar questions, question intonation, rising intonation
language
French
id
7751706
date added to LUP
2015-09-15 08:54:37
date last changed
2015-09-15 08:54:37
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  abstract     = {Continuation statements and polar questions in conversational French are typically both produced with final rising intonation. This study shows that several pitch, duration, and intensity cues can distinguish the two utterance types over chance level. Nevertheless, we see a lot of phonetic overlap between the two. Rather than assuming two distinct rising intonation contour types for French, we propose that the variation in phonetic detail relates to interactional factors (e.g., turn-taking and speech-act type).},
  author       = {Valtersson, Emma},
  keyword      = {spontaneous conversation,French,polar questions,question intonation,rising intonation},
  language     = {fre},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {L'intonation montante en français spontané : Continuation vs. Question},
  year         = {2013},
}