International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages
With Emphasis on Tone Languages

Beijing, China
March 28-31, 2004

Tonal Effects on Intonation

Chilin Shih

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Department of Linguistics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

This paper investigates the intricate patterns of tone and intonation interaction by sampling and comparing data across a few interactive terms. We identify situations with different degrees of tonal effects on intonation, and suggest that the prominence level, or prosodic strength, associated with narrow focus is a key factor controlling the magnitude of the effect.

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Bibliographic reference.  Shih, Chilin (2004): "Tonal effects on intonation", In TAL-2004, 163-168.