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


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1. Original utterance: sequence of word-order and question-word questions.

"Also sollen wir den dann lieber in den Oktober legen? Wie sieht's da bei Ihnen aus, mit Wochenendterminen?" ("should we rather have an appointment in October? how does that fit in your calendar, as regards weekend dates?")
Reference: g123a009; male speaker: OLV; original: three final rising patterns.
Play the original utterance.

2. Resynthesis of the final patterns: from rising to falling.
2.1. Resynthesis of the word-order question: "Also sollen wir den dann lieber in den Oktober legen?"

 
The following figure presents:

Play original: final late valley

Play resynthesis: final medial peak
 
 
2.2. Resynthesis of the question-word question: "Wie sieht's da bei Ihnen aus, mit Wochenendterminen?"
 
The following figure presents:

Play original: two final valleys

Play resynthesis: two final peaks
 

3. Sequences of both questions.

Play original: three final valleys

Play first resynthesis: three final peaks

Play second resynthesis: two final peaks followed by final valley

Play third resynthesis: two final valleys followed by final peak
 
 
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