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Modeling intonation: asking for confirmation in English

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In this paper, we investigate how intonation is used to confirm a word in English. This intonation type is challenging to model, as it mixes narrow focus and question with variations based on accent location, phrasing and speaking rate. We build a model that predicts the intonation from the text, using an extremely simple intonational phonology. One can interpret some of the parameters of the model as detailed description of accent shapes and others as prosodic strengths which carry phrasing...

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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
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Department of Linguistics
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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
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Phonetics Laboratory
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English
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2008-04-22

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