Luxembourgish intonation: Continuation and final patterns

Author(s): Judith Manzoni


In this study, final and continuation intonation phrases (IP) (subdivided into pragmatic and syntactic continuations as well as lists) are described phonetically and compared to each other. Investigation parameters are the pitch height at the end of each IP, the height of the fall in the nuclear structure and the peak position within the nuclear syllable. Seven Luxembourgish native speakers provided the data during a structured reading task. Results reveal a clear difference between the individual IP types apart from a tendency to an approach of pragmatic continuations and finals.