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 4.8 Scatter plot of the F0 contour of a relatively short prosodic phrase (och vi hade ‘and we had’) with only one large accent gesture (the first peak in the F0 contour is a segmental perturbation of F0) (Bar_om). The F0 slope as calculated using a linear regression technique, represented by the full line, is not parallel with the dashed line that represents the result of a visual abstraction procedure. The dashed line has been handdrawn through the Ls in the phrase.