Speech Prosody 2002
In French, the prosody associated with post-focus sequences is usually described a steadily flat, the suppression of any tonal variation being explained by the semantic and pragmatic content of these sequences. This paper aims to show that postfocus sequences may be realized in different ways. An experimental analysis of various post-focus sequences has shown that three distinct prosodic realizations may be distinguished, each realization being constraint along two dimensions:
Bibliographic reference. Delais-Roussarie, Elisabeth / Rialland, A. / Doetjes, Jenny / Marandin, J. M. (2002): "The prosody of post-focus sequences in French", In SP-2002, 239-242.