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A considerable amount of evidence from several intonation languages (e.g., German, English, Italian) supports the idea that F0 peak timing, height, and shape variables form a feature bundle, which is used to encode two-fold intonational (e.g., sentence-level) pitch accent distinctions such as L+H* vs. L*+H. The three types of features in the bundle can be weighted differently but the outcome seems to be functionally equivalent. In this sense, they are ‘substitute phonetic features’. This paper presents data from two distinct prosodic dialect types of Swedish, a pitch-accent language, suggesting that these F0 variables can also be used independently of each other in order to encode two different contrasts (i.e., a three-fold contrast), each of which phonetically and functionally related to the L+H* vs. L*+H distinction in an intonation language. For Central Swedish, we observe two peak raising strategies which go along with differently shaped rises: ‘extending’ (= faster rise) and ‘shifting’ (= slower rise), which tend to be used to signal ‘speaker-related’ emphasis (e.g., ‘surprise’) or ‘messagerelated’ emphasis (e.g., ‘correction’), respectively. For Southern Swedish, we observe an ‘extended’ peak and an ‘extended and delayed’ peak.
|Title of host publication||Proc. of The 4th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages, Nijmegen, The Netherlands|
|Editors||Carlos Gussenhoven, Yiya Chen, Dan Dediu|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||The 4th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages - Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Netherlands|
Duration: 2014 May 13 → …
|Conference||The 4th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages|
|Period||2014/05/13 → …|
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The record was previously connected to the following departments: Linguistics and Phonetics (015010003)
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- General Language Studies and Linguistics
- focal accent
- word accent
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