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Did you say a BLUE banana? The prosody of contrast and abnormality in Bulgarian and Dutch

Dimitrova, D. V., Redeker, G. & Hoeks, J. C. J., 2009, INTERSPEECH 2009: 10TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION 2009, VOLS 1-5. Uther, M., Moore, R. & Cox, S. (eds.). BAIXAS: ISCA, p. 999-1002 4 p.

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In a production experiment on Bulgarian that was based on a previous study on Dutch [1], we investigated the role of prosody when linguistic and extra-linguistic information coincide or contradict. Speakers described abnormally colored fruits in conditions where contrastive focus and discourse relations were varied. We found that the coincidence of contrast and abnormality enhances accentuation in Bulgarian as it did in Dutch. Surprisingly, when both factors are in conflict, the prosodic prominence of abnormality often overruled focus accentuation in both Bulgarian and Dutch, though the languages also show marked differences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINTERSPEECH 2009: 10TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION 2009, VOLS 1-5
EditorsM. Uther, R. Moore, S. Cox
Place of PublicationBAIXAS
PublisherISCA
Pages999-1002
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-61567-692-7
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event10th INTERSPEECH 2009 Conference -
Duration: 6-Sep-200910-Sep-2009

Other

Other10th INTERSPEECH 2009 Conference
Period06/09/200910/09/2009

Event

10th INTERSPEECH 2009 Conference

06/09/200910/09/2009

Event: Other

    Keywords

  • prosody, semantic abnormality, contrast, Bulgarian, Dutch

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