It should be noted that although the teacher is provided with the correct prosodic information, the reasons for certain words being stressed or the significance of a given intonation pattern
are not always indicated.
In L2 Estonian with moderate or strong accent, there appeared a straightforward transfer of at least one rising pitch accent from the intonation system of L1 into L2; the L1 intonation pattern
with a high plateau (Russian pattern (a)) was often used instead of the Estonian pattern ending in a plateau (Estonian pattern (a)) in order to signal continuation from the part of the speaker.
Mulac, Anthony--Rose Nash 1977 "Effects of intonation pattern
of synthesized and natural speech upon listener resolution of semantic ambiguity", Language and Speech 20/3: 274-279.
Question-word questions have their special intonation pattern
The second intonation pattern
isolated by Weinreich was intuitively seized upon by Danny Kaye when he played Jacobofsky in the movie Me and the Colonel.
He would look me straight in the eye and `talk' for minutes at a time, imitating my intonation pattern
Using a childlike intonation pattern
is demeaning and can be perceived as such by the patient.
For example, in figure 1 I've illustrated three consecutive intonation units, each of which follows a similar graphic intonation pattern
As Pierrehumbert (1980: 17) notes, "English makes considerable use of pitch range, with the result that what is clearly the same basic intonation pattern
can be produced in many different pitch ranges.
Let us now look more closely at this flat, low-pitched intonation pattern
terminating with a drop.
I have suggested (134 and passim) that where linguistic stress pattern or intonation pattern
conflicts with the patterns required by versification, the performer may have recourse to conflicting cues.
There is some indication that our phonetic competence also provides a mechanism for handling conflicting cues: we decode distorted words or intonation patterns
in terms of the conflicting patterns that generated them--both for rhythmic and affective ends.