Prosodic Systems and Intonation in English

Front Cover
CUP Archive, Apr 8, 1976 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 390 pages
0 Reviews
This book was first published in 1969. Its author, David Crystal OBE, has since written some of the most important books on language and linguistics, including the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language (1987) and the Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language (1995, 2003). Here, he provides the reader with a thorough and fascinating analysis of the patterns of intonation and prosody found within the English language. Crystal begins by contextualising his work on prosody within existing studies, before going on to discuss voice quality and sound attributes in prosodic systems. There are also comprehensive studies of the grammar, semantics and intonation of the spoken English language. This book provides a useful theoretical base for the study of language, prosody and intonation, and will be enjoyed by all with an interest in linguistics and speech patterns in general, and in the academic works of David Crystal more specifically.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Some preliminary considerations
1
Past work on prosodic features
20
Voicequality and sound attributes in prosodic study
97
The prosodic features of English
126
The intonation system of English
195
The grammar of intonation
253
The semantics of intonation
282
Bibliography
309
Index of Persons
361
Index of Subjects
366
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Pragmatics
Stephen C. Levinson
Limited preview - 1983
All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information