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Nordic Prosody

Proceedings of the XIIth Conference, Trondheim 2016

by Jardar Abrahamsen (Volume editor) Jacques Koreman (Volume editor) Wim van Dommelen (Volume editor)
Conference proceedings 194 Pages

Summary

This volume contains articles based on the presentations given at the Nordic Prosody XII conference, which was held at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim, Norway) in August 2016. The contributors investigate various prosodic aspects, including intonation, rhythm, speaking rate, intensity, and breathing, using approaches ranging from phonetic and phonological analysis to speech technology methods. While most of the studies examine read speech, some of them explore the prosodics of spontaneous speech. The languages that receive most attention are Norwegian, Swedish and Icelandic as well as Estonian, Latgalian and Polish. In addition to the larger Nordic languages, several papers focus on regional languages spoken in these areas.

Table Of Content

  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • About the editors
  • About the book
  • This eBook can be cited
  • Preface
  • Contents
  • The form and function of extrametrical, unaccented segments of East Norwegian utterances (Thorstein Fretheim)
  • Some gender patterns in Estonian dyadic conversations (Kätlin Aare / Pärtel Lippus)
  • A note on accent 2 compounds in the Sunnmøre dialect (Jardar Eggesbø Abrahamsen)
  • Tonality in earlier Icelandic (Kristján Árnason / Haukur Thorgeirsson)
  • F0 declination in read vs. spontaneous Estonian (Eva Liina Asu / Pärtel Lippus / Heete Sahkai / Nele Salveste)
  • Rhythm in Estonian Swedish (Eva Liina Asu / Francis Nolan / Susanne Schötz)
  • Acoustics and discourse function of two types of breathing signals (Aleksandra Ćwiek / Marcin Włodarczak / Mattias Heldner / Petra Wagner)
  • Pitch in next-turn repetitions and original turns in Finland Swedish (Martina Huhtamäki)
  • Timing pattern variability in Latgalian read speech (Katarzyna Klessa / Nicole Nau / Oskars Orlovs)
  • An exploration of tonal features in some East Norwegian Dialects: Fintoft & Mjaavatn (1980) revisited (Randi Alice Nilsen / Perlaug Marie Kveen)
  • Pre-focal givenness and accentuation in Estonian (Heete Sahkai / Meelis Mihkla)
  • On the intonation of Swedish rejections and rejecting questions (Heiko Seeliger / Sophie Repp)
  • Coordination between f0, intensity and breathing signals (Juraj Šimko / Marcin Włodarczak / Antti Suni / Mattias Heldner / Martti Vainio)
  • Rhythm and speech rate variation in Norwegian dialects (Wim A. van Dommelen)
  • Stability of timing patterns in Polish. Experimental verification of the rhythm class hypothesis (Agnieszka Wagner)
  • Capturing respiratory sounds with throat microphones (Marcin Włodarczak / Mattias Heldner)
  • Corrigendum to Gussenhoven (2013) (Carlos Gussenhoven)
  • List of contributors

Jardar Eggesbø Abrahamsen/Jacques Koreman/
Wim A. van Dommelen (eds.)

Nordic Prosody

Proceedings of the XIIth Conference,
Trondheim 2016

About the editors

Jardar Eggesbø Abrahamsen is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. His main research interest is phonology, and he has in particular worked on intonational aspects of Norwegian prosody.

Jacques Koreman is Professor of Phonetics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. His main research interests include phonetics and speech technology, with a special interest in computer-assisted pronunciation training.

Wim A. van Dommelen is Professor of Phonetics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. His research involves second language acquisition, segmental reduction and speaker recognition by the human listener.

About the book

This volume contains articles based on the presentations given at the Nordic Prosody XII conference, which was held at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim, Norway) in August 2016. The contributors investigate various prosodic aspects, including intonation, rhythm, speaking rate, intensity, and breathing, using approaches ranging from phonetic and phonological analysis to speech technology methods. While most of the studies examine read speech, some of them explore the prosodics of spontaneous speech. The languages that receive most attention are Norwegian, Swedish and Icelandic as well as Estonian, Latgalian and Polish. In addition to the larger Nordic languages, several papers focus on regional languages spoken in these areas.

This eBook can be cited

This edition of the eBook can be cited. To enable this we have marked the start and end of a page. In cases where a word straddles a page break, the marker is placed inside the word at exactly the same position as in the physical book. This means that occasionally a word might be bifurcated by this marker.

Preface

Number twelve in the series of Nordic Prosody conferences took place in August 2016 and was hosted by the Department of Language and Literature at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). It was the third time the conference was organized in Trondheim.

Ever since the first meeting in Lund in 1978 the conference has attracted researchers from the areas of phonetics and phonology, with presentations on a range of themes and languages, and using different methodologies. This increasing variation is also witnessed by the present proceedings.

A selection of sixteen papers presented at Nordic Prosody XII in Trondheim appear in a revised form in the present volume. In spite of the relatively small number of contributions, the themes cover a wide range of issues including both linguistic and instrumental-phonetic analyses of intonation, rhythm, speaking rate, intensity, and breathing phenomena in read and spontaneous speech. Apart from languages like Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish and Polish, also regional languages like Finland Swedish, Estonian Swedish and Latgalian are represented in this volume. Included in the proceedings is the written version of the talk given by the nestor of Norwegian intonation research and plenary speaker Thorstein Fretheim.

We gratefully acknowledge financial support for the conference and for the publication of the proceedings provided by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR) and the Faculty of Humanities of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim.

The next Nordic Prosody conference in 2020 will be the second time it is organized in Denmark. The conference will be hosted by the University of Southern Denmark and will take place in Sønderborg.

Trondheim, February 2017

Jardar Eggesbø Abrahamsen

Jacques Koreman

Wim A. van Dommelen

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Details

Pages
194
ISBN (PDF)
9783631723531
ISBN (ePUB)
9783631723548
ISBN (MOBI)
9783631723555
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631723524
Language
English
Publication date
2017 (June)
Tags
phonetics phonology intonation rhythm speaking rate breathing
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2017. 194 pp., 59 b/w ill., 22 tables

Biographical notes

Jardar Abrahamsen (Volume editor) Jacques Koreman (Volume editor) Wim van Dommelen (Volume editor)

Jardar Eggesbø Abrahamsen is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. His main research interest is phonology, and he has in particular worked on intonational aspects of Norwegian prosody. Jacques Koreman is Professor of Phonetics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. His main research interests include phonetics and speech technology, with a special interest in computer-assisted pronunciation training. Wim A. van Dommelen is Professor of Phonetics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. His research involves second language acquisition, segmental reduction and speaker recognition by the human listener.

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