ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2010
ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2010

Language-specific and universal patterns in narrow focus marking in Romani

Evangelia Adamou, Amalia Arvaniti

This paper presents a first sketch of the intonation and rich focus marking devices of Komotini Romani on the basis of an autosegmental-metrical analysis of spontaneous data prosody. Contrary to the "minimality condition" that has been argued to prevail in the choice of focus strategies, Komotini Romani often uses several focus marking devices concurrently. Moreover, Komotini Romani adds stress-shift to the list of focus marking strategies available cross-linguistically.

Index Terms: focus, accentuation, prosody, Romani


Cite as: Adamou, E., Arvaniti, A. (2010) Language-specific and universal patterns in narrow focus marking in Romani. Proc. Speech Prosody 2010, paper 086

@inproceedings{adamou10_speechprosody,
  author={Evangelia Adamou and Amalia Arvaniti},
  title={{Language-specific and universal patterns in narrow focus marking in Romani}},
  year=2010,
  booktitle={Proc. Speech Prosody 2010},
  pages={paper 086}
}