6th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue
Do Italian speakers deaccent given information? In this study we examined word tokens repeatedly mentioning the same entity within a task-oriented dialogue. Contrary to what is expected in Germanic languages, results show that the vast majority of the repeated mentions are accented irrespective of their being hearer/discourse given or discourse segment given .
Bibliographic reference. Avesani, Cinzia / Vayra, Mario (2005): "Accenting, deaccenting and information structure in Italian dialogue", In SIGdial6-2005, 19-24.