Speech Prosody 2006

Dresden, Germany
May 2-5, 2006

Prosody As Marker of Discourse Segmentation in Suy

Miguel Oliveira Jr

School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, University of Manchester, UK

The present study investigates whether - as in several welldocumented languages -, prosody plays a role in the signaling of discourse segmentation in Suy, an Amazonian language of the J group. Inspired by the literature, the following prosodic variables were selected for analysis: pause, pitch reset and boundary tones.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Oliveira Jr, Miguel (2006): "Prosody as marker of discourse segmentation in Suy", In SP-2006, paper 009.