On the communicative function of prosody: some experiments

R.P.G. Collier

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    At IPQ, the study of intonation and other prosodic features has hitherto been tackled from a phonetic and descriptive point of view. Recently, however, attention has shifted to the communicative function of prosody. This paper summarizes a number of experimental findings concerning the demarcative and expressive function of intonational and durational variables.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)67-75
    Number of pages9
    JournalIPO Annual Progress Report
    Publication statusPublished - 1993


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