Pausing strategies and prosodic boundaries in Dalabon

Janet Fletcher, Nicholas R D Evans, Belinda Ross

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Earlier impressionistic analyses of Dalabon indicate that the grammatical word is often realized as either an accentual phrase, or an intonational phrase, followed by a pause. Unusually, it can also be interrupted by a silent pause, with each section being realized as separate intonational phrases. Our results support these earlier
impressions, although this use of the silent pause appears to be restricted to certain affix boundaries, and other phonological constraints relating to the following linguistic material.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event10th Australian International Conference on Speech Science & Technology - Macquarie, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 8 Dec 200410 Dec 2004
Conference number: 10


Conference10th Australian International Conference on Speech Science & Technology

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