Intonation contributes to conveying information on speakers' regional accent personal trait, as accent identifies a person as belonging to a specific linguistic sub-community. In this paper a discussion on this topic is presented, taking Italian as an example of descriptive aspects of regional variation in intonation, and on German language as a case study on the perceptual identification of varieties by relying on intonation.
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