Declination ‘‘reset’’ and the hierarchical organization of utterances

  title={Declination ‘‘reset’’ and the hierarchical organization of utterances},
  author={D. Robert Ladd},
  journal={Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  • D. Ladd
  • Published 1 August 1988
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Sequences of accented fundamental frequency (F0) peaks (‘‘toplines’’) were measured for sentences of the form A and B but C and A but B and C, where A, B, and C are separate main clauses with three (four in a replication experiment) accented words each. It was hypothesized that the differences in boundary strength (but‐boundary stronger than and ) would be reflected in the way declination was reset following the boundaries. There were significant differences between the toplines of the two… 
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