Universal and Language-specific English and P

  title={Universal and Language-specific English and P},
  author={Esther Grabe},
We compared nuclear accent production in English and Polish read speech. We investigated declaratives and three types of questions. We expected to find (a) cross-linguistic differences and (b) a cross-language generalisation which may be evidence for an intonational universal. The generalisation under investigation was a trade-off between syntactic or lexical question markers in the text and the production of high pitch. The expected cross-linguistic difference involved the production and… CONTINUE READING