Sofia Strömbergsson, Jens Edlund & David House KTH Speech , Music and Hearing Stockholm, Sweden. Prosodic measurements and question types in the Spontal corpus of Swedish dialogues. VariQ. Investigate and describe intonational variation in questions in spontaneous dialogue .
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KTH Speech, Music and Hearing
Investigate and describe intonational variation in questions in spontaneousdialogue.
Is there a standard typeofquestion intonation?
”You like apples.” vs. ”You like apples?”
Y/N questions: Wh-questions:
908 talkspurts withquestion tag
(Spontal balance, 2+ annotatorsagreeing)
Ser du attdetärhålibotten?
Do you see there’s a hole in the bottom?
Y/N > Wh >> Alt’s & Other
Required >> Optional > Prohibited
Forward >> Backward
Direct >> Reported
DIFF: (Avg pitch)2ndHalf - (Avg pitch)1stHalf
Is that Obama or Romney?
Is that Obama?
Tycker du inte?
Don’t you think?
Is that true?
What’d you say?
Rising intonation signalling
Optional + Backward
Other + Optional + Backward
More pitch variation
What does that mean?
But… confusionwithsentence focus?