Speech Prosody 2002
The intonation of wh-questions in the Toscan variety of
Lucques is the topic of this communication. The
theoretical framework is the one proposed by
autosegmental phonology. Wh-words do not show a
constant association with Nuclear Pitch Accent. We
observed that perché only is associated with H*, while the
others morphemes (e.g. chi "who", che "what", dove
"where") are often devoided of any PA. The interaction
with syntax can explain the different melodic profiles of
wh-questions we found in our data.
Note: The body of this paper is written in French.
Bibliographic reference. Marotta, Giovanna (2002): "L'intonation des énonc 9;s interrogatifs ouverts dans l'Italien toscan", In SP-2002, 475-478.