Yes/No Interrogative Intonation of Satipo Ashaninka (Kampa Arawak) of Peru

Elena Mihas, Olga Maxwell


The paper presents a pioneering analysis of the yes/no interrogative intonation of Satipo Ashaninka, a highly synthetic Kampa Arawak language spoken by approximately 10, 000 people in the Satipo Province of Peru. The study demonstrates the diversity of the Satipo Ashaninka interrogative intonation types, most of which are combined with the languageā€™s morphosyntactic resources. Yes/no interrogative intonation types comprise low and high right edge boundary tones. The results confirm the findings of other studies across synthetic indigenous languages by providing evidence that yes/no interrogative intonation does not necessarily have a rising pitch contour.


 DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-5

Cite as: Mihas, E., Maxwell, O. (2018) Yes/No Interrogative Intonation of Satipo Ashaninka (Kampa Arawak) of Peru. Proc. 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018, 25-29, DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-5.


@inproceedings{Mihas2018,
  author={Elena Mihas and Olga Maxwell},
  title={Yes/No Interrogative Intonation of Satipo Ashaninka (Kampa Arawak) of Peru},
  year=2018,
  booktitle={Proc. 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018},
  pages={25--29},
  doi={10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-5},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-5}
}