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Volume 168, 20232023 International Conference on Language, Innovative Education and Cultural Communication (CLEC 2023)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Cross-cultural Communication and Business Communication|
|Published online||18 May 2023|
The importance of pitch in conveying meaning in English
Department of English Language and Literature, University College London, UK
Pitch, as a basic property of sounds and an important suprasegmental feature of speech, exerts its effect on many linguistic aspects at different levels. The current study mainly focuses on its pragmatic meaning realized by phonetic forms, namely the accent placement and tune. By observing the pitch curves of various renderings of utterances from the phonetic tool Praat and analyzing these typical instances, it is concluded that pitch is of great importance to listeners’ grasp of various contexts and meanings.
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