Speech Prosody 2008

Campinas, Brazil
May 6-9, 2008

Narrow focus in Brazilian Portuguese: spatial and temporal constraints

Luciana Lucente, Plínio A. Barbosa

Speech Prosody Studies Group / Department of Linguistics, Campinas State University, Brazil

This paper presents the Brazilian Portuguese intonational annotation system, the ToBiPI system, for which the use of a set of labels integrates a dynamical annotation with some aspects of intonational phonology research paradigm, namely the intonational workshops. The dynamic annotation is based on a function-oriented analysis that takes into account some spatial and temporal constraints such as alignment and rate of falling and rising.

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Bibliographic reference.  Lucente, Luciana / Barbosa, Plínio A. (2008): "Narrow focus in Brazilian portuguese: spatial and temporal constraints", In SP-2008, 281-284.