ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Experimental Linguistics (ExLing 2008)
This paper presents the phonetic analysis of the intonational patterns conveying the pragmatic contents of continuation and/or marking syntactic relations in Rome and Perugia Italian: data show the type and the distribution of accents and boundaries occurring in spontaneous task-oriented dialogues. Results imply considerations about issues concerning systemic, phonotactic and realizational aspects of the intonational system of Italian: the co-presence of accents and boundaries marking continuation contents; their distribution in the intonation group; the phonetic features correlated, in Italian, to phonological contrast and to phonetic variation.
Bibliographic reference. Giordano, Rosa (2008): "Continuation tunes in two central varieties of Italian: phonetic patterns and phonological issues", In ExLing-2008, 97-100.