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Broad and Narrow focus marking in Naija (Nigerian Pidgin): the role of prosody

  title={Broad and Narrow focus marking in Naija (Nigerian Pidgin): the role of prosody},
  author={Candide Simard and Anne Lacheret-Dujour and Oyelere S. Abiola},
This paper presents an investigation of the prosodic realisation of narrow and broad focus in Naija, a postcreole language of Nigeria spoken by 100 million people. As other West-African English lexifier pidgins, it has limited morphological complexity, flexible word order, and content words receive a +H pitch. Previous analyses of annotated spontaneous speech recordings identified two types of perceived prominences in Naija: a pitch peak (PPROM) and an extended duration (DPROM). This study… 

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