Pan, H. (2006). Focus and Taiwanese unchecked tones. In C. Lee, M. Gordon, and D. Buering (eds.) Topic and Focus: Intonation and meaning from a cross-linguistic perspective, pp. 195-213. Springer.
The most complete description of the annotataion conventions in their current instantiation is in:
Peng, S., & Beckman, M.E. (2003). Annotation conventions and corpus design in the investigation of spontaneous speech prosody in Taiwanese. In Proceedings of SSPR 2003, pp. 17-22. [Click here to get a preprint of the paper and the accompanying sound files.]
However, the conventions are evolving rapidly as we look at more data and solidify our understanding of various phenomena such as sentence-final pragmatic particles and derivational affixes. To help advance this progress, we organized a focus group on Taiwanese for the satelite workshop that Paul Warren organized on Intonation in Language Varieties -- AM Approaches that was held at ICPhS2003 in Barcelona on Sunday, 3 August 2003. If you would like to join this focus group, please contact Janice Fon at:
or Shu-hui Peng at: