15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)
This paper describes two perceptual studies in which we investigated how British English and German differ in continuation intonation. Our investigation aimed to establish: (1) differences in the preferred pitch contour to signal continuation (Experiment 1); (2) differences in the perception of continuation signalled by a rising tone in general (Experiment 2). Our findings suggest that in addition to these two aspects, languages may differ in the way they exploit the phonetic space of H% to signal different degrees of need to keep the floor in dialogue.
Bibliographic reference. Chen, Aoju (2003): "Language dependence in continuation intonation", In ICPhS-15, 1069-1072.