Pitch and intonation. Kuiper and Allan Chapter 6.2. Pitch. People only rarely speak on a monotone. Pitch changes take two forms in languages: phonemic in tone languages intonational in all languages. Creating pitch. Pitch is created by the rate of vibration of the vocal cords.
Kuiper and Allan Chapter 6.2
Say the following first as a statement and second as a question.
Listen carefully for the pitch of your voice at the end of the utterance.
You left the train.
Listen to the following sentence and see if it divides into intonational sections.
How many tones does each section have?
After eating her breakfast, Joanna went out.
Are you at home
I’ll see you behind the bike sheds afterwards.
I want a big icecream.
Those who work slowly get to the top.