In her doctoral dissertation from the University of Copenhagen, Nina Gronnum introduces and discusses 12 articles dealing with different aspects of Danish intonation.
The book summarizes what has earlier been written and discussed concerning the subject, mainly on a non-empirical level, and from this point she moves on to defining an empirical method (material, speech, acoustic analysis); such as different types of sentences and intonation. After the introduction, a discussion of the content of the 12 articles follows: the theoretical implications of a number of analyses of regional language and the methods and results of this research are related to earlier and more recent scientific results regarding intonation in a number of other languages. Lastly, the author suggests a structure of Danish intonation - a structure which is said to constitute a model concept, if not a theory of intonation as such.
The book is lavishly illustrated and features a detailed bibliography on the subject.