Bruggeman, Anna, Roettger, Timo B. and Grice, Martine (2017). Question Word Intonation in Tashlhiyt Berber: Is 'high' good enough? Lab. Phonol., 8 (1). LONDON: UBIQUITY PRESS LTD. ISSN 1868-6354

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

The present study investigates the intonational marking of question words (qwords) in Tashlhiyt Berber. The first part of the study identifies a number of possible prosodic patterns on qwords as employed in conversational contexts. When they occur in a direct interrogative, qwords are marked with a rise in pitch towards a H(igh) target and a subsequent fall. By contrast, when the qword is embedded, no tonal targets occur on it. The second part consists of a detailed investigation of the alignment and scaling of qwords in utterance-initial position and in narrow focus. While the H target is consistently present somewhere on the qword, neither a local F0 maximum nor a high plateau region is characterized by stable alignment with any specific position in the segmental string. Scaling of the starting point (% L) and endpoint (H) of the rise characteristic of the qword exhibited a dependency on alignment: The rise is somewhat truncated if the peak is aligned early in the word. This study's results shed more light on the intonation system of -Tashlhiyt and support earlier findings suggesting that tonal placement in this language is prone to a typologically unusual degree of variability.

Item Type: Journal Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Bruggeman, AnnaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Roettger, Timo B.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Grice, MartineUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-236342
DOI: 10.5334/labphon.79
Journal or Publication Title: Lab. Phonol.
Volume: 8
Number: 1
Date: 2017
Publisher: UBIQUITY PRESS LTD
Place of Publication: LONDON
ISSN: 1868-6354
Language: English
Faculty: Unspecified
Divisions: Unspecified
Subjects: no entry
Uncontrolled Keywords:
KeywordsLanguage
TONAL ALIGNMENT; PHONOLOGY; PITCH; PROMINENCE; PERCEPTION; PHONETICSMultiple languages
Linguistics; Language & LinguisticsMultiple languages
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/23634

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

Altmetric

Export

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item