An analysis of pitch and duration in material used to test L2 processing of words

  • The material reported on in this paper is part of a set of experiments in which the role of Information Structure on L2 processing of words is tested. Pitch and duration of 4 sets of experimental material in German and English are measured and analyzed in this paper. The well-known finding that accent boosts duration and pitch is confirmed. Syntactic and lexical means of marking focus, however, do not give the duration and the pitch of a word an extra boost.

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Author:Ruben van de Vijver, Anke Sennema, Anne Zimmer–Stahl
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2008/07/21
Year of Completion:2006
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2008/07/21
Tag:Duration; Pitch
RVK - Regensburg Classification:-
Organizational units:Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Linguistik / Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Collections:Universität Potsdam / Schriftenreihen / Interdisciplinary studies on information structure : ISIS ; working papers of the SFB 632, ISSN 1866-4725 / ISIS (2006) 05
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht
Notes extern:erschienen in:
Interdisciplinary studies on information structure : ISIS ; Working papers of the SFB 632. - Potsdam : Univ.-Verl. Vol. 5. - 2006. - 221 S. : graph. Darst. ISSN 1614-4708 ISBN 978-3-939469-41-4
URN: urn:nbn:de:kobv:517-opus-13047
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