Intonation in Production and Perception
|Numero in collana||07|
|Collana||Memorie del Laboratorio di Linguistica della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa|
|Autore||Barbara Gili Fivela|
|Descrizione||Intonation in Production and Perception|
Preface • 1. The phonetics and phonology of intonation • 2. Methods for data collection • 3. Production data • 4. Perception data • 5.Produced and perceived tonal events • Appendix: Read speech corpus • Latency measurements • Extra examples • References
The book offers an overview of the methodological aspects and issues of intonation, concerning both production and perception. Through the analysis of Pisa Italian, it focuses on the role of intonation in languages where no lexical function is played by tonal events and provides an example of how the findings relating to production may shed light on the findings obtained through perception, and vice versa. The point discussed in the book is that the variation observed in production and the often fuzzy boundaries between categories found in perception are due to the various types of information that intonation is known to communicate, ranging from linguistic to paralinguistic. Categories in intonation are argued to have different properties from other linguistic units claimed to be categorical, as they show a high within-category variation that is functional to the need to express shades of a meaning together with other information relating to the linguistic structure.
Since 2001, Barbara Gili Fivela has been researcher at the “Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere - Università del Salento”, Lecce, where she now teaches General Linguistics. She has been doing research on the phonetics and phonology of intonation and, more recently, on articulatory aspects of speech. She is author and co-author of various papers published in international journals, in specialized books and in the proceedings of international conferences.