Intonation of Finnish Verbs

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Arnhold , A , Vainio , M , Suni , A & Järvikivi , J 2010 , Intonation of Finnish Verbs . in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Speech Prosody . Speech Prosody , Chicago , United States , 11/05/2010 .

Title: Intonation of Finnish Verbs
Author: Arnhold, Anja; Vainio, Martti; Suni, Antti; Järvikivi, Juhani
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Behavioural Sciences
University of Helsinki, Behavioural Sciences
University of Helsinki, Behavioural Sciences
Date: 2010
Language: eng
Number of pages: 4
Belongs to series: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Speech Prosody
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/23602
Abstract: A production experiment investigated the tonal shape of Finnish finite verbs in transitive sentences without narrow focus. Traditional descriptions of Finnish stating that non- focused finite verbs do not receive accents were only partly supported. Verbs were found to have a consistently smaller pitch range than words in other word classes, but their pitch contours were neither flat nor explainable by pure interpolation.
Subject: 612 Languages and Literature
Finnish
Intonation
verbs
accent
production
prosody
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