This volume contains the revised texts of the lectures given at the Nordic Prosody VIII conference, held at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim, Norway), in August 2000. Most of the nineteen contributions deal with prosodic aspects of Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Estonian and Finnish, thus including in the notion of Nordic even the major Finno-Ugrian languages around the Baltic Sea. The scope of the papers is wider than on former occasions, not only representing well-established approaches to prosodic research but also covering new areas like the investigation of speech errors, the auditory processing of pitch, voice imitation, or multimodal speech perception.
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2001. 266 pp., num. fig., tables and graphs
Contents: J. Almberg: The circumflex tone in a Norwegian dialect – E.L. Asu/F. Nolan: The interaction of intonation
and quantity in Estonian: an analysis of nuclear falls in statements and questions – G. Bruce: Secondary stress and pitch
accent synchronization in Swedish – W.A. v. Dommelen/T. Fretheim: Prosodic cues in the pragmatic interpretation of postposed
conditional clauses in Norwegian – T. Fretheim: The interaction of right-dislocated pronominals and intonational phrasing
in Norwegian – B. Granström/D. House/J. Beskow/M. Lundeberg: Verbal and visual prosody in multimodal speech perception – P.
Hansson: The effect of individual words’ information status on accentuation – M. Heldner: On the non-linear lengthening of
focally accented Swedish words – T. Hokkanen: Prosody of self-initiated repairs of naturally occuring speech errors – D. House:
Focal accent in Swedish: perception of rise properties for Accent 1 – A. Iivonen: Intonation of Finnish questions – D. Krull:
Perception of Estonian word prosody in wispered speech – S. Lattner/B. Maess/Y. Wang/A.D. Friederici/K. Alter: Human auditory
processing of pitch-altered speech – R.A. Nilsen: «Borderline Cases». Tonal characteristics of some varieties of spoken South
Norwegian – F. Nolan/H. Jónsdóttir: Accentuation patterns in Icelandic – M. Segerup: Segmental duration - an essential feature
of the West Swedish dialect – A.H. Teig: Can phonetically high pitch represent phonologically low tone? Evidence from East
Norwegian raised background domains – S. Werner/M. Vainio: Modeling Finnish intonation for TTS – E. Zetterholm: The role of
prosody in voice imitation.