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This study discusses speech melody in (standard) German, focusing on three central units occurring together with word emphasis. They communicate attitudinal meanings indicating whether what the speaker says is to be taken as given, new, or unexpected.
The study presented here is concerned with the speech melody of (Standard) German and examines three central units of speech melody which occur with stressed words. They convey attitudinal meanings which indicate whether what is being said in the speaker 's argument should be interpreted as given, new or unexpected.