Word and phrasal stress disentangled: Pitch peak alignment in Frisian and Dutch declarative structures

  title={Word and phrasal stress disentangled: Pitch peak alignment in Frisian and Dutch declarative structures},
  author={Amber Nota and Nanna H. Hilton and Matt Coler},
  journal={Speech prosody},
This paper investigates intonational pitch variations and pitch peak alignment in declarative sentences and is part of a larger study of declarative, interrogative and imperative grammatical constructions in the Frisian-Dutch contact situation. Frisian is a minority language spoken in the province of Fryslân in the Netherlands. Following Jun [19], we devised a reading task in which phrasal intonation could be analysed while cancelling out focus effects. The reading task contains nine sentences… 

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