Do we know the answer? – Variation in yes-no-question intonation

  title={Do we know the answer? – Variation in yes-no-question intonation},
  author={Frank K{\"u}gler and Caroline F{\'e}ry and Peter Gilles and Andreas Haida and J{\"o}rg Mayer and S M Fischer and Ruben Van de Vijver and Ralf Vogel},
It is generallyassumedthat a questionintonationally is accompaniedwith a certain questiontune,usuallycharacterizedby a final rise in pitch (e.g.Bolinger1978).Haan (2001) in a productionstudy of Dutch questionintonation,for instance,hasshown that in 86.6 % of the cases a question is realized with a final rise. In particular, yes-noquestionswith declarativesyntaxaremarkedwith this featureto a 100 % (cf. (1a)), whereas94 % of the yes-no-questions with questionsyntax(cf. (1b)), andonly 64 % of the… CONTINUE READING
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