Speech Prosody 2006

Dresden, Germany
May 2-5, 2006

The Intonation of Banyumas Javanese

Ruben Stoel

The Fataluku Language Project, Universiteit Leiden, The Netgherlands

I will present an analysis of the intonation of the Banyumas dialect of Javanese (an Austronesian language spoken in Indonesia), based on the autosegmental-metrical framework. As Javanese is a language without lexical stress, there are no pitch accents. Boundary tones are associated with the Accentual Phrase (AP). A non-final AP ends in a H% tone, while a nuclear AP ends in either a HL% or a LH% tone that marks the end of the focus. Any post-focal material appears in an encliticized AP. Contrastive focus at the word level is impossible, except in a few special constructions.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Stoel, Ruben (2006): "The intonation of Banyumas Javanese", In SP-2006, paper 208.