The prosodic marking of rhetorical questions in Standard Chinese

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ZAHNER, Katharina, Manluolan XU, Yiya CHEN, Nicole DEHÉ, Bettina BRAUN, 2020. The prosodic marking of rhetorical questions in Standard Chinese. 10th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2020. Tokyo, Japan, May 25, 2020 - May 28, 2020. In: MINEMATSU, Nobuaki, ed. and others. 10th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2020. Grenoble:ISCA, pp. 389-393. ISSN 2333-2042. Available under: doi: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2020-80

@inproceedings{Zahner2020-05-25proso-50062, title={The prosodic marking of rhetorical questions in Standard Chinese}, year={2020}, doi={10.21437/SpeechProsody.2020-80}, issn={2333-2042}, address={Grenoble}, publisher={ISCA}, booktitle={10th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2020}, pages={389--393}, editor={Minematsu, Nobuaki}, author={Zahner, Katharina and Xu, Manluolan and Chen, Yiya and Dehé, Nicole and Braun, Bettina} }

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