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Date: Wed, 30 Nov 1994 09:02:54 Following is a summary of answers to my query about a "how-to"
From: GORDON B COOPER <FFGBCaurora.alaska.edu>
Subject: Following is a summary of answers to my query about a "how-to"

Following is a summary of answers to my query about a "how-to manual for
intonational analysis. Quite a few people wrote to ask
to share any answers; I hope this will help them.

 Many people recommended the ToBI Labelling Guide--"ToBI"
stands for "Tone Breaks and Indices". It is an effort to provide
a fairly uniform labelling system for naturally occurring speech,
and was worked on by some well-known people in the field. (I don't
know the full list of authors, so I won't cite them.) Some also
pointed out (what they considered) limitations of the ToBI system,
but most agreed it was worth looking at. It comes in both an
electronic, FTP-able version (free) and a paper version with
audiocassette ($25). For more information, write to
 tobiling.ohio-state.edu
 or
 ToBI Labelling Guide, c/o Mary Beckman
 Ohio State University, Linguistics Dept.
 222 Oxley Hall, 1712 Neil Ave
 Columbus, OH 43210-1298, USA.

 For a slightly different approach, Tony Woodbury recommended
papers in the following:
 McLemore, Cynthia, and Mark Liberman, eds. 1992. Proceedings
of the IRCS Workshop on Prosody in Natural Speech. IRCS Report No.
92-37.
 It is available from:
 Institute for Research in Cognitive Sciences
 University of Pennsylvania
 Philadelphia, PA 19104

 Malcolm Ross suggested looking into the (quite different, from
what little I've seen) work of David Brazil: "several publications
from the U of Birmingham English Language Research Unit" and the
following (easier to get hold of) book:
 Brazil, Coulthard, and Johns. Discourse Intonation and
Language Teaching. London: Longman 1980.

 Finally, Ingolf Franke suggested looking at the following
article: Pakosz, M. 1982. Intonation and Attitude. Lingua 56,
153-178.

 Thanks very much to all who responded.

 Burns Cooper
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