Search for dissertations about: "focal accent"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 swedish dissertations containing the words focal accent.

  1. 1. Some visual correlates to focal accent in Swedish

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköpings universitet

    Author : Sonia Sangari; [2006]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY;

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  2. 2. Nuclear Intonation in Swedish : Evidence from Experimental-Phonetic Studies and a Comparison with German

    University dissertation from Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University

    Author : Gilbert Ambrazaitis; [2009]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; parallel encoding; contrastive topic; new information; given information; focus; information structure; pragmatics; nucleus; sentence accent; prosody; word accent; F0; early peak; perception; reaction time;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates Swedish intonation patterns and their interaction with word accent realisation in various pragmatic conditions, using German as a reference language. The point of departure is the wide-spread assumption that Swedish, as a language with a tonal word accent distinction, has a considerably smaller repertoire of nuclear intonation contours than German and other so-called intonation languages. READ MORE

  3. 3. V1 Declaratives in Spoken Swedish : Syntax, Information Structure, and Prosodic Pattern

    University dissertation from Institutionen för nordiska språk, Lunds universitet

    Author : Maria Mörnsjö; [2002]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Scandinavian languages and literature; spoken language; perception test; dynamicity; downstep; F0 slope; focal accent; narrative; discourse; topic; cohesion; V2; V1; prosody; information structure; declarative; Spec-CP; Nordiska språk språk och litteratur ; Grammar; semantics; semiotics; syntax; Grammatik; semantik; semiotik;

    Abstract : The topic of the present thesis is V1 declaratives in spoken Swedish. Such constructions constitute an interesting object for research due to the fact that Swedish is a V2 language where V1 word order is grammaticalized for yes/no questions. Hitherto we have lacked a thorough study of the phenomenon. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Intonational Phonology of Stockholm Swedish

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis

    Author : Sara Myrberg; Tomas Riad; Cecilia Falk; Elisabeth Selkirk; [2010]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Stockholm Swedish; intonation; phonology; boundary tones; focal accent; prosodic hierarchy; syntax–prosody interface; recursion; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Scandinavian languages; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Nordiska språk; Scandinavian Languages; nordiska språk;

    Abstract : This thesis develops the phonological model for the Stockholm Swedish intonation system. Though previous research provides a general model of this system, many phonological aspects of it have remained understudied. READ MORE

  5. 5. Computational Models of Some Communicative Head Movements

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Sonia Sangari; [2004]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; TECHNOLOGY Information technology Computer science; TEKNIKVETENSKAP Informationsteknik Datavetenskap;

    Abstract : Speech communication involves normally not only speech but also face and head movements. In the present investigation the visual correlates to focal accent in read speech and to confirmation in Swedish are studied and a computational model for the movements is hypothesized. READ MORE