Speech Prosody 2006

Dresden, Germany
May 2-5, 2006

Non- and Quasi-lexical Realizations of "Positive Response" in Korean, Polish and Thai

Maciej Karpiński, Janusz Klesta, Emilia Szalkowska

Institute of Linguisticsn Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

In the present paper, various categories of "positive response" in Korean, Polish and Thai task-oriented dialogues are examined. Pitch contours are categorized using visualizations and close listening. Basic F0 parameters, including F0 direction change, range and rate are measured and analyzed for selected sets of expressions. The results are discussed in pragmaphonetic terms. Language-specific and universal aspects of intonation are stressed.

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Bibliographic reference.  Karpiński, Maciej / Klesta, Janusz / Szalkowska, Emilia (2006): "Non- and quasi-lexical realizations of "positive response" in Korean, Polish and Thai", In SP-2006, paper 133.