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Sentence Intonation in Swedish

  • Eva Gårding
From the journal Phonetica


In ‘A Prosodic Typology for Swedish Dialects’ (Nordic Prosody 1978), Bruce and Gårding proposed a schema for generating fundamental frequency patterns of statements in four Swedish dialects. Dialectal variation was obtained by timing word accents and sentence accent differently in a common frame expressing statement intonation. In addition to presenting the method, this paper also shows how it can be applied to two different interrogative frames, one for yes/no questions with non-inverted word order and one for inverted order.


Published Online: 2009-11-13
Published in Print: 1979-05-01

© 1979 S. Karger AG, Basel

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