Pragmatic and attitudinal meanings of pitch patterns
in German syntactically marked questions

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1. Original utterance: sequence of two question-word questions.

"Und wie sieht das dann aus noch mal zu einer eintägigen Arbeitssitzung? Wann wäre Ihnen das dann angenehm?" ("what about another oneday working session? when would that suit you?")
Reference: g101a014; female speaker: NAR; original: final rising patterns.
Play the original utterance.

2. Resynthesis of the final patterns: from rising to falling.
2.1. Resynthesis of the first question: "Und wie sieht das dann aus noch mal zu einer eintägigen Arbeitssitzung?"

 
The following figure presents:

Play original: late valley

Play resynthesis: early peak with final fall
 
 
2.2. Resynthesis of the second question: "Wann wäre Ihnen das dann angenehm?"
 
The following figure presents:

Play original: late valley

Play resynthesis: early peak with final fall
 

3. Sequences of both questions.

Play original: two late valleys

Play first resynthesis: two early peaks with final falls

Play second resynthesis: early peak followed by late valley

Play third resynthesis: late valley followed by early peak
 
 
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