Ogden, R. and Routarinne, S. (2005) The communicative functions of final rises in Finnish intonation. Phonetica, 62 (2-4). pp. 160-175. ISSN 0031-8388
This paper considers the communicative function of final rises in Finnishconversational talk between pairs of teenage girls. Final rises are fairly common,occurring approximately twice a minute, predominantly on declaratives and in nar-rativesequences. We briefly consider the interplay between voice quality (known tobe a marker of transition relevance) and rising intonation in Finnish. We argue that innarrative sequences, rising terminals manage two main interactional tasks: they pro-videa place for a coparticipant to mark recipiency, and they project more talk by thecurrent speaker. Using a methodology which combines phonetic observation withconversation analysis, we demonstrate participants’ orientation to these functions.
|Institution:||The University of York|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > Language and Linguistic Science (York)|
|Depositing User:||York RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||06 Mar 2009 15:16|
|Last Modified:||06 Mar 2009 15:16|
|Publisher:||S. Karger AG|