This volume contains the revised texts of the papers given at the ninth Nordic Prosody conference, held at Lund University, Sweden, in August 2004. The twenty-six contributions cover a wide range of aspects of Nordic prosody including not only Scandinavian languages and dialects – Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish – but also of related languages: Estonian, Russian, and Orkney and Shetland dialects of English. The papers can be divided into the following themes: accentuation from phonetic or phonological starting-points, prosody from general linguistic perspectives, both grammar and pragmatics, prosody modelling for human – machine interaction, and other phonetic aspects of prosody including quantity.
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2006. 283 pp., num. fig.
Contents: Jardar Eggesbø Abrahamsen: Focus in the Herøy dialect – Jørn Almberg: Tonal differences between four Norwegian
dialect regions - some acoustic findings – Eva Liina Asu: Tonal alignment in two varieties of Estonian – Gösta Bruce/Johan
Frid: A Swedish accent journey – Nicole Dehé: Some notes on the focus-prosody relation and phrasing in Icelandic – Wim A.
van Dommelen/Thorstein Fretheim: A case of conflict between prosodic and non-prosodic cues in Norwegian reference resolution
– Wim A. van Dommelen/Stefan Werner: The effect of speaking rate on perceived quantity in Finnish and Norwegian reiterant
speech – Gunnar Fant/Anita Kruckenberg: The FK prosody model. Analysis and synthesis – Gert Foget Hansen/Nicolai Pharao: Prosodic
aspects of the Copenhagen multiethnolect – Mattias Heldner/Jens Edlund/Rolf Carlson: Interruption impossible – Jan K. Hognestad:
Tonal accents in Stavanger: from Western towards Eastern Norwegian prosody? – Merle Horne/Johan Frid/Mikael Roll: Timing restrictions
on prosodic phrasing – David House: Perception and production of phrase-final intonation in Swedish questions – Antti Iivonen:
Creaky voice as a prosodic feature in Finnish – Ellert Thor Johannsson: The effects of prosodic position on initial voiceless
sonorants in Icelandic – Gjert Kristoffersen: Tonal melodies and tonal alignment in East Norwegian – Aditi Lahiri/Allison
Wetterlin/Elisabet Jönsson-Steiner: Scandinavian lexical tone: prefixes and compounds – Klaske van Leyden: Pitch-peak alignment
vs. overall pitch level in the identification of Orkney and Shetland dialects – Ove Lorentz: Stød basis and toneme basis –
Mikael Roll: Prosodic cues to the syntactic structure of subordinate clauses in Swedish – Felix Schaeffler: Drawing the Swedish
quantity map: from Bara to Vörå – Susanne Schötz: Prosodic and non-prosodic cues in human and machine estimation of female
and male speaker age – My Segerup/Francis Nolan: Gothenburg Swedish word accents: a case of cue trading? – Pavel Skrelin/Nina
Volskaya: Russian read and spontaneous speech: prosodic data analysis – Tania E. Strahan: Intonational phrases and long-distance
reflexives – Eva Strangert/Rolf Carlson: On the modelling and synthesis of conversational speech.