9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brisbane, Australia
September 22-26, 2008

The Effect of Position on the Realization of Second Occurrence Focus

Jason B. Bishop

University of California at Los Angeles, USA

Previous authors have suggested that prenuclear second occurrence foci may be marked both by higher pitch and increased duration, unlike their post-nuclear counterparts which show only increased duration. Results are presented from a production study that finds no evidence of pitch prominence for prenuclear second occurrence foci. Given evidence from German, it appears that the realization of second occurrence focus may also be sensitive to position within the prenuclear domain.

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Bibliographic reference.  Bishop, Jason B. (2008): "The effect of position on the realization of second occurrence focus", In INTERSPEECH-2008, 869-872.