Juan Manuel Sosa

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This paper describes some of the more salient intonational phenomena of Span-ish, and reviews several of the most pressing questions that remain to be addressed before a deÞnitive model of the system can be incorporated into a consensus transcription system for the language. The phenomena reviewed include the metrical underpinnings of the tune, and some of(More)
In this paper we analyze the placement of the nucleus in yesno questions and its significance in American English. We show that the vast majority of positive yes-no questions are expressed through a low rise, often with at least one word as a tail. High rise is the second most common yes-no question nucleus; and so we are interested in the question of why a(More)