Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Antonis Botinis
      Pages 1-10
  3. Overview of Intonation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Mario Rossi
      Pages 13-52
  4. Prominence and Focus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Gunnar Fant, Anita Kruckenberg, Johan Liljencrants
      Pages 55-86
    3. Julia Hirschberg, Cinzia Avesani
      Pages 87-95
    4. Antonis Botinis, Robert Bannert, Mark Tatham
      Pages 97-116
  5. Boundaries and Discourse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Vincent J. van Heuven, Judith Haan
      Pages 119-143
    3. Monique van Donzel, Florien Koopmans-Van Beinum
      Pages 145-161
    4. Anne Wichmann, Jill House, Toni Rietveld
      Pages 163-182
  6. Intonation Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Estelle Campione, Daniel J. Hirst, Jean Véronis
      Pages 185-208
    3. Sun-Ah Jun, Cécile Fougeron
      Pages 209-242
    4. Chilin Shih
      Pages 243-268
    5. Jan P. H. Van Santen, Bernd MÖbius
      Pages 269-288
  7. Intonation Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Gösta Bruce, Marcus Filipsson, Johan Frid, Björn Granström, Kjell Gustafson, Merle Horne et al.
      Pages 291-320
    3. Albert di Cristo, Philippe di Cristo, Estelle Campione, Jean VÉronis
      Pages 321-355
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 383-397

About this book


ANTONIS BOTINIS 1. 1 Background This introduction provides essential information about the structure and the objects of study of this volume. Following the introduction, fourteen papers which represent current research on intonation are organised into five thematic sections: (I) Overview of Intonation, (II) Prominence and Focus, (III) Boundaries and Discourse, (IV) Intonation Modelling, and (V) Intonation Technology. Within the sections the papers are arranged thematically, although several papers which deal with various aspects of intonation and prosody are basically intersectional. As the title indicates, "Intonation: Analysis, Modelling and Technology" is a contribution to the study of prosody, with major emphasis on intonation. Intonation and tonal themes are thus the central object of the volume, although temporal and dynamic aspects are also taken into consideration by a good number of papers. Although tonal and prosodic distinctions have been dealt with throughout man's literate history with reference to the study of language, for example by classical philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle, it is in recent decades that we have witnessed the most fertile growth in intonation studies, as with experimental phonetics and speech technology in general. As Rossi (this volume) points out, intonation research really began to blossom in the sixties with a multi­ fold increase in prosodic studies, reflected in contributions to the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), and in the international literature.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Antonis Botinis
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SkövdeSweden
  2. 2.University of AthensGreece

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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-6723-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4317-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1386-291X
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