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The declarative intonation of Dyirbal an acoustic analysis

King, Heather B.


The results of the analysis show that Dyirbal declarative intonation has two tones - a pitch accent and a boundary tone. The pitch accent is always signalled by a rise in pitch which is reflected in the Fo. The phonetic form of the accent is [LHL]. The F o peak of the pitch accent can occur anywhere within the same syllable as the accent onset or within the following syllable. There appear to be three major locations to which Dyirbal speakers may target their accent peaks - the first and...[Show more]

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Date published: 1994
Type: Thesis (Masters)
DOI: 10.25911/5d78dbf627aa2


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