Edited by Alfonso Morales-Front, Michael J. Ferreira, Ronald P. Leow and Cristina Sanz
[Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 26] 2020
► pp. 229–248
Afro-Peruvian Spanish declarative intonation
Analysis and implications
This study offers an analysis of Afro-Peruvian Spanish (APS) declarative intonation. Our findings indicate that this dialect presents intonational features that diverge from other varieties of Spanish. It shows minimal downstepping across utterances and a predominant use of the L+H* pitch accent, even in prenuclear position, where L+>H* is more commonly cited in neutral contexts. At intermediate phrase edges, the most common APS boundary tone is L- rather than H-, which is usually employed in other varieties to indicate the continuation of a thought. Our results evidence a simplified set of phonological targets, which are analyzed as the byproduct of SLA processes that were subsequently conventionalized and nativized at the community level by later generations of APS speakers.
- 2.Background on intonational phonology: Phrase boundaries and pitch accents in Spanish
- 3.Data collection methodology and procedure for analysis
- 4.Phonological account
- 4.1Prenuclear pitch accents
- 4.2Nuclear configurations
- 4.2.1Non-terminal ips
- 4.2.2IP-nuclear configurations
- 6.Concluding remarks
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