15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Coherence Among Prosodic Phrases

Petra Hansson

Lund University, Sweden

In the present paper, we investigate whether decreasing phrase-initial accent peaks over the course of several prosodic phrases is used to signal coherence among phrases in spontaneous Swedish. Since little is known about prosodic phrasing and discourse prosody in spontaneous Swedish, the investigation has an exploratory nature and a number of different methods have been employed in order to answer the research question at hand.

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Bibliographic reference.  Hansson, Petra (2003): "Coherence among prosodic phrases", In ICPhS-15, 607-610.