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Relevance of f0 Peak Shape and Alignment for the Perception of a Functional Contrast in Russian

Rathcke, Tamara V (2006) Relevance of f0 Peak Shape and Alignment for the Perception of a Functional Contrast in Russian. In: Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Speech Prosody. . pp. 65-68. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:48068)

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Abstract

This paper reports a perception experiment carried out to investigate perceptually relevant properties of the f0-contours in yes/no-questions and contrastive emphatic statements in modern Russian spoken by young people in Kaliningrad. Only pitch cues were tested (alignment and shape of F0 peaks, presence of a peak plateau). A semantic congruity test was performed to assess these form-function relations. The results indicate that peak alignment is the strongest cue for the perceptual distinction between questions and emphatic statements. Contour shape serves as a secondary cue, with the effect of a peak plateau being very subtle. Implications for the phonological modeling of Russian intonation are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > English Language and Linguistics
Depositing User: Tamara Rathcke
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2015 16:56 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:27 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/48068 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Rathcke, Tamara V: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4831-7387
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