Search for dissertations about: "intonation."

Showing result 6 - 10 of 25 swedish dissertations containing the word intonation..

  1. 6. Professionally Speaking - The prosodic and discourse structure of professional monologue in English

    Author : Bryan D C Mosey; Engelska; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; paragraph; paratone; referential continuities; theme; discourse topic; fundamental frequency; finality; nucleus; accent; pause; speech-rate; tone-unit; discourse analysis; intonation; prosody; monologue; speech; spoken English; corpus; neural network; English language and literature; Engelska språk och litteratur ;

    Abstract : This thesis combines corpus-based, experimental and instrumental methods to investigate how professional speakers of English use prosody to signal important textual boundaries above the sentence level. In an initial study, prosodic features included in the transcriptions of the Spoken English Corpus, or readily derivable from these, are investigated. READ MORE

  2. 7. Rhythm and Intonation in Halh Mongolian

    Author : Anastasia Karlsson; Fonetik; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Jämförande lingvistik; typology; Comparative linguistics; rhythm; prosodi; syllabification; Mongolian; Linguistics; Allmän språkvetenskap Lingvistik; Phonetics; phonology; fonologi; Fonetik; språktypologi; Finno-Ugrian and Altaic languages; Finsk-ugriska och altaiska språk;

    Abstract : This dissertation provides the first comprehensive account of the prosody of Halh (Khalkha) Mongolian as spoken in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of the Republic of Mongolia. The phonological description is based on acoustic analysis of speech data collected from nine Mongolian-speakers. READ MORE

  3. 8. Vibrato and intonation in classical singing

    Author : Eric Prame; KTH; []
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  4. 9. Nuclear Intonation in Swedish : Evidence from Experimental-Phonetic Studies and a Comparison with German

    Author : Gilbert Ambrazaitis; Fonetik; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; 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

  5. 10. Modelling Paralinguistic Conversational Interaction : Towards social awareness in spoken human-machine dialogue

    Author : Daniel Neiberg; Joakim Gustafson; Nigel Ward; KTH; []

    Abstract : Parallel with the orthographic streams of words in conversation are multiple layered epiphenomena, short in duration and with a communicativepurpose. These paralinguistic events regulate the interaction flow via gaze,gestures and intonation. READ MORE