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Prosodic Aspects of Hawai’i English: The Rise-Fall Contour

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Title:Prosodic Aspects of Hawai’i English: The Rise-Fall Contour
Authors:Kirtley, M. Joelle
Keywords:linguistics
Date Issued:01 May 2014
Publisher:University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Department of Linguistics
Citation:Kirtley, M. Joelle. 2014. Prosodic Aspects of Hawai’i English: The Rise-Fall Contour. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics 45(2).
Series:University of Hawai‘I at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics
Abstract:This paper examines prosodic contours found in Hawai‘i English, the dialect of English specific to the Hawaiian Islands. Data from casual interviews and tasks completed in a laboratory setting show that, alongside the use of the Mainstream American English rising contour for continuation and questions, speakers of Hawai‘i English use a rise-fall prosodic contour that is also found in both Hawaiian and Pidgin (Hawai‘i Creole). Description of the rise-fall contour adds evidence to the growing body of work that shows that Hawai‘i English is distinct from other varieties of spoken English.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/73251
Rights:Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
Volume:2014
Appears in Collections: Working Papers in Linguistics - 2014


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