Abstract Pitch accent is a component of prosody that is often used to convey in- formation beyond the intrinsic linguistic meaning of a spoken utterance, such as highlighting words that correspond to important information, or in signaling a contrast with information that was previously conveyed. This information-bearing aspect of pitch accent is therefore important for […]
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