pitch accent

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Synonyms for pitch accent

emphasis that results from pitch rather than loudness

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interference with subvocalization disrupts global comprehension of a text; the rhythm of a sentence affects how words are identified; the preferred division of a sentence into prosodic units and the preferred placement of stress and pitch accents affect its interpretation; etc.
These investigations have also considered whether the stressed syllable contains a pitch accent or not.
The study of the role of prosodic breaks and pitch accents in comprehension has usually focused on sentence processing, through the use of laboratory speech produced by both trained and untrained speakers.
denotes that the tones belong together, which gives support to the analysis of the first component of the fall-rise accent as a bi-tonal pitch accent, a fall ([H.
The Accentual Phrase (AP) is proposed as the smallest unit of intonation in Persian, with the pitch accent L+H* associating with the stressed syllable.
Additionally, they found out that the final pitch accent in a sentence undergoes a more drastic lowering in FO than expected by the application of the downstep rule and proposed to account for it by using a lowering constant.
For the low-fall "with no preceding high pitch accent, an additional meaning of 'non-committal' or even 'grumbling' is conveyed .
2) If the F0 peak is anchored after the accented syllable but is not affected by the number of postaccentual syllables, that is, it is fixed in time with respect to the accented syllable, then the type of pitch accent will be an [L.
At the level of word (lexeme), languages tend to have one of three different word-prosodic features: lexical stress accent, lexical pitch accent, (3) or lexical tone.
In Spanish, the highest tonal peak will be the first syllable in the unit associated with a pitch accent, after which the melodic line descends gradually to the baseline (see the Appendix for computerized displays of neutral declarative sentences in English--Fig 1--and Spanish--Fig 2).
e) because the nucleus, shifted to the auxiliary verb am, is highlighted by having a pitch accent, by having the tonal peak of the intonation contour, and by leaving the post-nuclear words without prominence.
There is also the possibility that Latin after the Carolingian reforms was spoken with a new, bookish scrupulosity that may have involved the use of a pitch accent, explicitly described by the Latin grammarians; in a recent survey of the origins of Western music writing, Leo Treitler rejects the idea that there was a pitch accent for Carolingian Latin--with all the implications that has for a possible link between Latin accent marks and neumes--but he gives no evidence of having considered Wright's views.
Osada describes the phonological word as at most three syllables delimited by junctures, but he does not mark juncture or give a rule for it except relative to pitch accent, which is also not marked.
In Saaremaa Estonian, the pitch accent gesture appears to be shifted to the right resulting in a lower syllable initial pitch, a later upper turning point aligned well after the end of the stressed vowel, and a delayed lower turning point.
For example, in (31) the verb is unaccusative and one pitch accent on the internal argument is sufficient to render the whole sentence focused.