Speech Prosody 2006

Dresden, Germany
May 2-5, 2006

Secondary Association of Tones in Castilian Spanish

Timothy L. Face

Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, University of Minnesota, USA

This paper explores the role of secondary association of tones in the analysis of Castilian Spanish intonation patterns. It is argued that the secondary association of pitch accent tones can account for a three-way contrast in bitonal rising pitch accents, and that the secondary association of edge tones can account for two pitch range effects - post-focal pitch range reduction and final lowering.

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Bibliographic reference.  Face, Timothy L. (2006): "Secondary association of tones in Castilian Spanish", In SP-2006, paper 004.