An analysis of pitch and duration in material used to test L2 processing of words

  • The material reported on in this paper is part of a set of experiments in which the role of Information Structure on L2 processing of words is tested. Pitch and duration of 4 sets of experimental material in German and English are measured and analyzed in this paper. The well-known finding that accent boosts duration and pitch is confirmed. Syntactic and lexical means of marking focus, however, do not give the duration and the pitch of a word an extra boost.

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Author:Ruben van de Vijver, Anke Sennema, Anne Zimmer-Stahl
Parent Title (German):Interdisciplinary studies on information structure / Ishihara, S., M. Schmitz, and A. Schwarz (eds.) ; Working Papers of the SFB 632, Interdisciplinary studies on information structure (ISIS) ; Vol. 5
Place of publication:Potsdam
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of Completion:2006
Year of first Publication:2006
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2008/11/06
Page Number:13
First Page:209
Last Page:221
Source:Working Papers of the SFB 632, Interdisciplinary Studies on Information Structure (ISIS), 5, 2006, S. 209-221 ;
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht