Different parts of the same elephant: A roadmap to disentangle and connect different perspectives on prosodic prominence

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  • Petra Wagner
  • Antonio Origlia
  • Cinzia Avesani
  • George Christodoulides
  • Francesco Cutugno
  • Mariapaola D'Imperio
  • David Escudero Mancebo
  • Barbara Gili Fivela
  • Anne Lacheret
  • Bogdan Ludusan
  • Helena Moniz
  • Ailbhe Ní Chasaide
  • Oliver Niebuhr
  • Lucie Rousier-Vercruyssen
  • Anne-Catherine Simon
  • Juraj Šimko
  • Fabio Tesser
  • Martti Vainio

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Prosodic prominence is an umbrella term encompassing various related but conceptually and functionally different phenomena such as phonological stress, paralinguistic emphasis, lexical, syntactic, semantic or pragmatic salience, to mention a few. Due to the high interest prominence has received from various disciplines, it has been studied from multiple perspectives (functional, physical, cognitive). It also has been operationalised and annotated across different descriptive levels (syllable, word), based on different scales (categorical, multi-level, continuous), and measured across a large variety of signal domains (acoustic, articulatory, gestural). The present paper offers an overview of the various perspectives involved and defines a preliminary roadmap for a better and more unified understanding of this multi-faceted phenomenon
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland
Number of pages5
PublisherInternational Phonetic Association
Publication date2015
Article number0202
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-85261-941-4
StatePublished - 2015
Event18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Aug 201514 Aug 2015


Conference18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
LandUnited Kingdom
SeriesProceedings of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences

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