Speech Prosody 2006

Dresden, Germany
May 2-5, 2006

Prosodic Properties of Constituents Associated with Stressed auch in German

Stefan Sudhoff, Denisa Lenertová

Institut für Linguistik, Universität Leipzig, Germany

We report a production experiment and two perception studies examining the prosodic characteristics of constituents associated with the stressed variant of the German particle auch ‘also’ in potentially ambiguous constructions. The results show that these elements are marked by perceptually relevant rising pitch accents, but that there is no 1:1 mapping between the prosodic realization and the status of being associated with auch.

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Bibliographic reference.  Sudhoff, Stefan / Lenertová, Denisa (2006): "Prosodic properties of constituents associated with stressed auch in German", In SP-2006, paper 061.