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In an ongoing corpus study we have found that polar questions in American English tend to be low rising, characterized by a low final pitch accent followed by a rise to the end of the utterance. A study of a minority pattern of questions with a high final pitch accent followed by a rise reveals that such pitch accents often fall on a type of word that is typically unaccented, thus raising the question of whether these words are accented at all. For this paper, we subjected a small number ofdblp:conf/icphs/HedbergS11 fatcat:eb4xkgfo7fh4ng3qyzpnxsi6ym