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dc.contributor.authorFLETCHER, J
dc.contributor.authorEVANS, NRD
dc.identifier.citationFLETCHER, J. & EVANS, N. R. D. (2002). An acoustic phonetic analysis of intonational prominence in two Australian languages. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 32 (2), pp.123-140.
dc.descriptionC1 - Journal Articles Refereed
dc.description.abstractThe intonational typology of two Northern Australian languages, Dalabon and the Kundedjnjenghmi dialect of Bininj Gun-wok, suggests that these languages can be analyzed within the autosegmental-metrical framework of intonation as having two kinds of intonational events that serve to demarcate the boundaries of intonational phrases: pitch accents and boundary tones. Both languages have also previously been described as having lexical stress. In this study, the acoustic correlates of syllables associated with intonational pitch accents, were measured, namely, F0, duration, RMS amplitude and vowel quality, in one lengthy narrative text from each language. The duration of intonational phrase-final syllables was also measured. Results indicate that syllables associated with pitch accents are phonetically lengthened and have marginally higher RMS amplitude. However, there is little variation in vowel quality due to the presence of a pitch accent or intonational prominence. Final syllables are also lengthened at intonational phrase edges, indicating that duration is a cue to this level of prosodic constituency in these languages.
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.subjectLaboratory Phonetics and Speech Science; Linguistic Structures (incl. Grammar
dc.subjectSemantics) ; Communication Across Languages and Culture
dc.titleAn acoustic phonetic analysis of intonational prominence in two Australian languages
dc.typeJournal Article
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentLinguistics And Applied Linguistics
melbourne.source.titleJournal of the International Phonetic Association
melbourne.contributor.authorFletcher, Janet
melbourne.contributor.authorEVANS, NICHOLAS
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