This page contains references related to presentations and the use of intonation.


Brazil, D. (1994) Pronunciation for advanced learners of English: Teacher’s book.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Busà, M.G. & Urbani, M. (2011) A cross linguistic analysis of pitch range in English L1 and L2. Proceedings of ICPhS 2011 (17th International Conference of Phonetic Sciences), Hong Kong, 380-383.

Hincks, R. (2004) Processing the prosody of oral presentations. Proceedings of InSTIL/ICALL 2004 – NLP and Speech Technologies in Advanced Language Learning Systems, Venice, 63-69.

Hincks, R. & Edlund, J. (2009) Using speech technology to promote increased pitch variation in oral presentations. Proceedings of SLaTE Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education. Wroxall, UK.

Mennen, Ineke (1998): “Can language learners ever acquire the intonation of a second language?”, In STiLL-1998, 17-20.

Mennen, I., Schaeffler, F. & Docherty, G. (2012) Cross-language difference in fundamental frequency range: A comparison of English and German. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 131.3: 2249-2260.

Pickering, L. (2004) The structure and function of intonational paragraphs in native and nonnative instructional discourse. English for Specific Purposes 23: 19-43.

Rendle-Short, Johanna (2005) Managing the Transitions Between Talk and Silence in the Academic Monologue. Research on Language & Social Interaction; Vol. 38 Issue 2, p179-218, 40p.

Roach, P. (2009) English phonetics and phonology: A practical course. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Rosenberg, A. & Hirschberg, J. (2005) Acoustic/prosodic and lexical correlates of charismatic speech. Proceedings of Interspeech, – Eurospeech, 9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, Lisbon.

Thompson, S.E. (2003) Text-structuring metadiscourse, intonation and the signalling of organisation in academic lectures. Journal of English for Academic Purposes 2.1: 5-20.

Traunmuller, H. and Eriksson, A. (1993) Fo-excursions in speech and their perceptual evaluation as evidenced in liveliness estimations. Phonetic Experimental Research, No. XVII, 1 993, pp. 1 -34

Traunmüller, H. and Eriksson, A. (1995) “The perceptual evaluation of F0 excursions in speech as evidenced in liveliness estimations,” Journal of the Acoustical

Tyler, A. (1992) Discourse structure and the perception of incoherence in international teaching assistant’s spoken discourse. TESOL Quarterly 26.4: 713-729.

Tyler, A. (1994) The role of syntactic structure in discourse structure: Signalling logical and prominence relations. Applied Linguistics 15.3: 243-262.

Tyler, A, Jefferies, A. & Davies, C. (1988) The effect of discourse structuring devices on listener perceptions of discourse. World Englishes 7.2: 101-110.

Warren, P. (2005) Patterns of late rising in New Zealand English: Intonational variation or intonational change? Language Variation and Change 17.2: 209-230.