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Klaus J. Kohler.
Form and Function of Non-Pitch Accents.

Contents :

1. Corpus Examples of Non-Pitch Accents 2. Examples of Non-Pitch and Pitch Accents in the Perception Test

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1. Corpus Examples of Non-Pitch Accents

Example 1: Lengthening and strengthening of voiceless periphery of accented syllable



Valerie die Treppe runterkickt
`kicks Valerie down the stairs'
(l061a, speaker MPI)

Example 2: Lengthening of breathy-voice nucleus of accented syllable



doch.
'of course it is.'
(l021a, speaker AHA)
Preceded
first by
heißt er nicht Sperling?
'isn't his name Sperling?'
(l021a, speaker AHA)
and then by
Sperling? nein.
'Sperling? no.'
(l021a, speaker TLU)



2. Examples of Non-Pitch and Pitch Accents in the Perception Test

Example 3: Disfluent Original dO



und denn[:] b[:]allert er ihr zwei
‘and then he slaps her twice in the face’
(l011a, speaker CJE)

Example 4: Fluent Original fO



so ’n Skelett angekuckt
‘looked at some skeleton’
(l011a, speaker CJE)

Example 5: Disfluent with Spliced Silence dp



das[:] [200 ms silence] war’s denn schon
‘that was it then’
(l011a, speaker CJE)

Example 6: Force Accent Original FO



so ’ne total bescheuerte Stimme
‘such a completely stupid voice’
(l011a, speaker CJE)

Example 7: Pitch Accent Original PO


total bescheuert ausgesprochen
‘pronounced in a completely stupid way’
(l011a, speaker CJE)

Example 8: Pitch Accent with Lengthened Initial Fricative (Degree 1) P1



total besch[:]euert ausgesprochen
‘pronounced in a completely stupid way’
(l011a, speaker CJE)

Example 9: Pitch Accent with Lengthened Initial Fricative (Degree 2) P2



total besch[::]euert ausgesprochen
‘pronounced in a completely stupid way’
(l011a, speaker CJE)

Example 10: Disfluent Original (Control Stimulus) dO



keine[:] w[:]eiterfolgende Szene davon
‘no subsequent episode of that’
(l011a, speaker CJE)

Example 11: Fluent Original (Control Stimulus) fO



eure besoffene Fröhlichkeit
‘your drunken merriment’
(l011a, speaker CJE)

Example 12: Fluent with Spliced Silence fp



dass es [200 ms silence] nicht von mir ist
‘that the baby is not mine’
(l011a, speaker CJE)

Example 13: Disfluent with Spliced Silence dp



ihre tolln[:] [200 ms silence] Griespfannkuchen
‘her great semolina pancakes’
(l011a, speaker CJE)

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© Klaus J. Kohler, IPdS Kiel, 2005