backdrop against which F0 is interpreted linguistically”. Tonal coherence within the prosodic phrase 73 However, Liberman and Pierrehumbert (1984) show that the major factors shaping the F0 contour are local ones, and, consequently, that it is not necessary to assume any time-dependent declination. The downward trend of F0 is explained by a combination of a final lowering effect and the usage of stepping accents. Since the sequences of stepping accents do not converge to zero, a nonzero… CONTINUE READING
Table 6.6a The relative rankings of the stimuli that were used in both experiments (I and II): ranks 1 through 17. The stimuli are ranked from the weakest to the most strongly perceived boundary. Numbers in parentheses are PBS scores (in mm).