ISCA Archive ICSLP 1994
ISCA Archive ICSLP 1994

Intonational properties of adverbs in tokyo Japanese

Junko Tsumaki

In the canonical word order for Japanese, adverbial modifiers precede head - constituents. Analysis of fo contours of recorded utterances reveals that constructions with adverbs can be classified into two types: Type 1: adverbs which require focus; the pitch range of the modified predicate is notably compressed and lowered. Type 2: adverbs which do not require focus, rather, the predicate requires focus; the pitch range of the predicate is expanded or reset at a new value.

Different prosodic features should be attributed to type 1 and type 2 adverbs.


Cite as: Tsumaki, J. (1994) Intonational properties of adverbs in tokyo Japanese. Proc. 3rd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1994), 1727-1730

@inproceedings{tsumaki94_icslp,
  author={Junko Tsumaki},
  title={{Intonational properties of adverbs in tokyo Japanese}},
  year=1994,
  booktitle={Proc. 3rd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1994)},
  pages={1727--1730}
}