An acoustic phonetic analysis of intonational prominence in two Australian languages

  title={An acoustic phonetic analysis of intonational prominence in two Australian languages},
  author={Janet Fletcher and Nicholas Evans},
  journal={Journal of the International Phonetic Association},
  pages={123 - 140}
  • J. Fletcher, N. Evans
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Linguistics, Physics
  • Journal of the International Phonetic Association
The intonational typology of two Northern Australian languages, Dalabon and the Kundedjnjenghmi dialect of Bininj Gun-wok, suggests that these languages can be analyzed within the autosegmental-metrical framework of intonation as having two kinds of intonational events that serve to demarcate the boundaries of intonational phrases: pitch accents and boundary tones. Both languages have also previously been described as having lexical stress. In this study, the acoustic correlates of syllables… 

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