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1st International Conference on Tone and Intonation (TAI)
This study investigates the prosody of Estonian exclamations as compared to questions. The materials consisted of string-identical wh-exclamatives and wh-interrogatives that were elicited using contexts prompting the two different readings. The data was recorded from 21 female speakers of Standard Estonian. The analysis revealed various important prosodic differences between the two speech acts. First of all, exclamations were characterised by the presence of a prominent pitch accent that hasdoi:10.21437/tai.2021-9 fatcat:4go37t22e5aajajoamwcg44h4a