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… (More)
Figure 4.13 Speech wave and F0 contour of the prosodic phrase så red jag ju alltid han Bror Byglers häst ‘I always rode his – Bror Bygler’s – horse’ (Bro_om). The three label tiers are, from top to bottom: 1) a word tier, 2) a tone tier with the accent H and L tones indicated, and 3) a tier where the F0 values of the H and L tones are given in Hertz. Each H and L tone (in Hz) of the non-focal accents is lower than the preceding H and L tone, respectively.