Greek wh-questions and the phonology of intonation*

@article{Arvaniti2009GreekWA,
  title={Greek wh-questions and the phonology of intonation*},
  author={Amalia Arvaniti and D. Robert Ladd},
  journal={Phonology},
  year={2009},
  volume={26},
  pages={43 - 74}
}
Abstract The intonation of Greek wh-questions consists of a rise-fall followed by a low plateau and a final rise. Using acoustic data, we show (i) that the exact contour shape depends on the length of the question, and (ii) that the position of the first peak and the low plateau depends on the position of the stressed syllables, and shows predictable adjustments in alignment, depending on the proximity of adjacent tonal targets. Models that specify the F0 of all syllables, or models that… 
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