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ATTITUDINAL FUNCTION OF INTONATION

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Emilio Mugguen Panasiuk

on 1 October 2014

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ATTITUDINAL FUNCTION OF INTONATION
Attitudinal function
How to express a certain attitude ?
4 Types of Attitudinal Intonation :
Allow us to express :
finality - confidence - interest - surprise -
doubt - joy - pain - irony - anger - boredom and so on.
Intonation enables the speaker to express emotions and attitudes
which adds a special meaning to spoken language as a difference from its written counterpart.
- Different voice qualities for different attitudes.
- Different pitch range in different ways.
- Different keys: high key, mid key or low key.
- One may use different facial expressions, gestures and body movements.
Rising Intonation
Falling Intonation
Fall - rise intonation
Rise - fall intonation
SAY HELLO TO :
A friend you meet regularly.
A friend you haven’t seen for a long time.
A neighbour you don’t like.
A 6 month old baby.
Rising Intonation
It can express a number of various emotions, such as : non-finality, surprise, doubt,interest, politeness, lack of confidence.
Rising Intonation
- This tone conveys an impression that something more is to follow.
Examples:
"I phoned them".
(but they were not at home)
"I have to leave now".
(because I am getting late)
Rising Intonation
- It can be used while making general questions:
Examples:
Was she glad to SEE him?
Can you help ME ?
Is it OVER ?
Rising Intonation
- This tone can be used while listing things:
Examples:
- Red, brown, yellow, green, and BLUE.
- Oranges, bananas, mangoes and APPLES.
Falling Intonation
If someone is asked a question and the reply is yes or no, it will be understood that the question is now answered and that there is nothing more to be said. Thus the falling tone gives an impression of
finality
.
Falling Intonation
- Statements (declarative sentences):
- Special questions : "Where do you
Live
?"
- Commands ( imperative sentences ):
"We live in
MOS
cow. ."
"STOP
it! Sit
DO
wn."
- Exclamatory sentences :
"What a wonderful
SUR
prize!"
Fall - Rise Tone
This tone shows limited agreement, response with reservation, uncertainty, or doubt
Examples:
- You may be
right.

- Its
possible
.
- He may be
honest
.
- It can be
true
.
Rise - fall tone
This tone is used to convey strong feelings of approval, disapproval or surprise.
Examples:
- It’s
impossible.
- You were
first
.
- He is
honest
.
- Its
true
.
ATTITUDE
- Attitude is not conveyed by pitch alone. There's more to context than just pitch.
- Variables include :
placing in voice range - tempo - loudness - lip setting, etc..
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