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Appendix: Transcription conventions (Selting et al. 2009)

Sequential structure

01. each line represents a single intonation phrase and is marked

at the end regarding final pitch movement (see below)

[]

[ ] square brackets signal simultaneous talk

Final pitch movements of intonation phrases ? rising to high

, rising to mid

- level

; falling to mid

. falling to low

Pauses and lengthening of sounds

  • (.) micro pause, estimated, up to 0.2 sec. duration appr.
  • (-) short estimated pause of appr. 0.2-0.5 sec. duration
  • (-) intermediary estimated pause of appr. 0.5-0.8 sec. duration
  • (—) longer estimated pause of appr. 0.8-1.0 sec. duration
  • (2.5) measured pause of appr. 2.5 sec. duration

: lengthening, by about 0.2-0.5 sec.

:: lengthening, by about 0.5-0.8 sec.

::: lengthening, by about 0.8-1.0 sec.

In- and outbreaths

.hhh inbreath, increasing number of h indicates longer inbreath

hh. outbreath, increasing number of h indicates longer outbreath

Accentuation

SYLlable focus accent

sYllable secondary accent

Camilla Wide

 
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