Linguistik | Vortrag

Fachbereichskolloquium: Prominence and RPT reconsidered

Donnerstag, 19. Januar 2023
11:45 bis 13:15 Uhr

G 307

Veranstaltet von
Fachbereich Linguistik

Vortragende Person/Vortragende Personen:
Amalia Arvaniti (CLS, Radboud University, Netherlands)

One of the concepts that have been gaining popularity in the study of prosody is prominence. Prominence is essential in Rapid Prosody Transcription (RPT), a task in which lay participants mark the words that stand out for them in utterances they hear and see written. I will present results from two RPT experiments the aim of which was to explore the extent to which prominence is associated with the (putative) H* ~ L+H* contrast in English; this contrast has been treated by some researchers as purely phonetic and by others as reflecting a pragmatic difference between new and contrastive information.