Towards an Analysis of Turinese Italian Intonation and Theoretical Implications for Intonational Phonology

@inproceedings{Besana2005TowardsAA,
  title={Towards an Analysis of Turinese Italian Intonation and Theoretical Implications for Intonational Phonology},
  author={Sveva Besana and Michael J. Kenstowicz},
  year={2005}
}
Digitized data of a northern variety of Standard Italian declarative statements', yes/no questions' and wh-questions' was collected to describe a partial grammar of intonational morphemes in the language and provide an analysis for the utterances. Two major theories of intonational phonology are outlined and tested against the data. It is shown how Pierrehumbert's autosegmental theory best captures the data presented here with respect to intonation patterns at the boundaries. Evidence for the… CONTINUE READING