Mariapaola D’Imperio

List of John Benjamins publications for which Mariapaola D’Imperio plays a role.


Cangemi, Francesco and Mariapaola D’Imperio 2015 Sentence modality and tempo in Neapolitan ItalianThe Phonetics–Phonology Interface: Representations and methodologies, Romero, Joaquín and María Riera (eds.), pp. 109–124
In this paper we present evidence for the phonetic coding of the statement/question contrast through differences in durational patterns. Data from a reading task in Neapolitan Italian were analyzed using both discrete (phone durations) and continuous (local phone rate) metrics. In the first part we… read more | Article
D’Imperio, Mariapaola and Francesco Cangemi 2011 Phrasing, register level downstep and partial topic constructions in Neapolitan ItalianIntonational Phrasing in Romance and Germanic: Cross-linguistic and bilingual studies, Gabriel, Christoph and Conxita Lleó (eds.), pp. 75–94
In this paper, we analyze data from Neapolitan Italian showing that register level downstep across prosodic phrases can be a function of information structure and specific discourse strategies. Specifically, we hypothesized that in NP VP sentences, Partial (and thus contrastive) Topic NP phrases… read more | Article
D’Imperio, Mariapaola, Roxane Bertrand, A. Di Cristo and C. Portes 2007 Investigating phrasing levels in French: Is there a difference between nuclear and prenuclear accents?Romance Linguistics 2006: Selected papers from the 36th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), New Brunswick, March-April 2006, Camacho, José, Nydia Flores-Ferrán, Liliana Sánchez, Viviane Déprez and María José Cabrera (eds.), pp. 93 ff.
Frota, Sónia, Mariapaola D’Imperio, Gorka Elordieta, Pilar Prieto and Marina Vigário 2007 The phonetics and phonology of intonational phrasing in RomanceSegmental and prosodic issues in Romance phonology, Prieto, Pilar, Joan Mascaró and Maria-Josep Solé (eds.), pp. 131–153
This paper examines the phonetics and phonology of intonational boundaries in five Romance languages/varieties. A typology of the boundary cues used is given, as well as their relative frequency. The phonology of the tonal boundary gesture is described by means of the inventory of nuclear accents… read more | Article