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Title: Comparison of Declarative and Interrogative Intonation in Chinese
Paper URL: http://prosodies.org/papers/2002/interrogative2002.pdf
Author: Jiahong Yuan
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Author: Chilin Shih
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Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Author: Greg Kochanski
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Homepage: http://kochanski.org/gpk
Institution: Oxford University Phonetics Laboratory
Linguistic Field: General Linguistics
Subject Language: Chinese, Mandarin
Abstract: We model the differences between declarative and interrogative intonation in Chinese with Stem-ML, an intonation description language combined with/L/an algorithm for translating tags into quantitative prosody. Our study shows that the diverse surface patterns can be accounted for by two consistent gestures:/L//L/1. Interrogative intonation has a higher phrase curve than declarative intonation; 2. Sentence final syllables have more careful intonation and wider pitch swings in iterrogative sentences. Phrase curves of the two intonation types tend to be parallel and boundary tones are not necessary for modeling the differences between the two intonation types in Chinese.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: Speech Prosody 2002 11-13 April 2002 ISBN:2-9518233-0-4) pp. 711-714.. Aix-en-Provence, Laboratoire Parole et Langage.
Publication Info: Proceedings of the Speech Prosody 2002 Conference, edited by Bel, B. and Marlien, I., (11-13 April 2002 ISBN:2-9518233-0-4) pp. 711-714.. Aix-en-Provence, Laboratoire Parole et Langage.
URL: http://prosodies.org/papers/2002/interrogative2002.pdf


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