Perspectives on intonation: English, Finnish, and English spoken by Finns
This work is a thorough investigation and comparison of intonational features of two varieties of English - the English spoken by speakers of educated Southern British English and the English spoken by native speakers of Finnish. The investigation is base
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acoustic Arnold model average F0 Bolinger British data British informants Britons broad-focus sentences context conversation analysis Cruttenden 1986 deaccented dialogues discourse English intonation F0 range F0 values fall-plus-rise fall-rise falling tones Finnish data Finnish English Finnish informants Finnish intonation Finnish speakers Finnish test subjects fundamental frequency high-rise interlanguage intonation analysis intonation contours intonation patterns intonation-group language transfer last lexical item learner level tone linguistic low-rise Mann-Whitney test markedness mean F0 models of intonation native speakers nuclear tones nucleus placement O'Connor and Arnold old information paralanguage paralinguistic perceptual phonetic phonological Pierrehumbert pitch accent pitch level pitch movement pitch pattern pitch range polar questions pragmatic principal pitch prominence prosodic features relevant rise-fall rising intonation rising tones second language acquisition semitone simple fall simple rise speakers of English spoken English spoken Finnish statement-questions statements syllable Tench theory tonicity utterance vocal folds wh-questions words yes-no questions