Speech Prosody 2002

Aix-en-Provence, France
April 11-13, 2002

L'Intonation des Énoncés Interrogatifs Ouverts dans l'Italien Toscan

Giovanna Marotta

University of Pisa, Italy

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.

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Bibliographic reference.  Marotta, Giovanna (2002): "L'intonation des énonc&# 9;s interrogatifs ouverts dans l'Italien toscan", In SP-2002, 475-478.