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Title: 'Stress, tone and discourse prominence in the Curaçao dialect of Papiamentu'
Author: BertRemijsen
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Homepage: 'http://www.ling.ed.ac.uk/~bert'
Institution: 'University of Edinburgh'
Author: VincentJ.van Heuven
Institution: 'Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics (LOT)'
Linguistic Field: 'Phonetics; Phonology'
Subject Language: 'Papiamento'
Abstract: This paper investigates the word-prosodic system of the Curaçao dialect of Papiamentu. Curaçao Papiamentu has both lexically distinctive stress and, independently, a word-level tone contrast. On the basis of a detailed acoustic investigation of this tonal contrast, we propose a privative phonological interpretation of the tone contrast, similar to proposals for the Scandinavian word-accent systems (Riad 1998, to appear). As compared to previous treatments of Curaçao Papiamentu word prosody, our hypothesis makes crucial reference to intonation and to tonal underspecification. We also investigate the realisation of primary and secondary stress in Curaçao Papiamentu.

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This article appears in Phonology Vol. 22, Issue 2, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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