Speech Prosody 2002
It is currently assumed that the prosodic realization of utterances is sensitive to the Ground/ Focus articulation. However, the discourse thematic organization also plays a crucial role : in German and English, a specific category of pitch accent does play a role in marking discourse move (see  and the analysis of B accents in ). In this paper, we investigate how discourse moves are expressed in French, in particular prosodically.
Bibliographic reference. Marandin, J. M. / Beyssade, Claire / Delais-Roussarie, Elisabeth / Rialland, A. (2002): "Discourse marking in French: C accents and discourse moves", In SP-2002, 471-474.