An initial exploration of the interaction of tone and intonation in Kera'a

This paper provides a first acoustic analysis of the lexical tones found in Kera’a, an endangered language spoken in the North-East of India (Arunachal Pradesh).

Multi-verbal expressions and the "one intonation unit" constraint

In this talk, I address how the "one intonation unit" constraint interacts with the formal realisation of serial verb constructions and clause-chaining, as well as processes of grammaticalisation. The effects of discourse, verbal meaning, and weakening of prosodic boundaries are discussed.