Prosodic Features and Prosodic Structure: The Phonology of 'Suprasegmentals'
Prosodic Features and Prosodic Structure presents an overall view of the nature of prosodic features of language - accent, stress, rhythm, tone, pitch, and intonation - and shows how these connect to sound systems and meaning. It is a work of great scholarship and learning, expressed in way that will be accessible to all linguists from advanced undergraduates to postdoctoral researchers. The last substantial overview was published over 20 years ago. Since then the subject has been transformed by linked advances in phonological and phonetic theory and accoustic technology. This book will interest phonologists, phoneticians, and researchers in related applied fields such as speech pathology and speech synthesis.
accent languages accented syllables analysis approach assigned associated Autosegmental Autosegmental Phonology chroneme claims compensatory lengthening considered consonant consonant length contrasts deﬁned deﬁnition difﬁculties discussion distinction downdrift downstep element English example falling ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁrst ﬁrst syllable ﬁve foot framework function geminate given in Fig hierarchy High tone identiﬁed interpretation intonation patterns intonation unit involved Japanese languages latter length lengthening linguistic long vowel Low tone metrical metrical tree mora morpheme node noted nuclear tone nucleus occur paradigmatic phenomena phonetic phonological phrase Pierrehumbert Pike pitch features pitch levels pitch pattern pitch-accent possible Prague School principle processes prosodic features prosodic structure quantity recognized reﬂects regarded relationship relevant representation represented rhythm rhythmical rising role rules scholars sentence sequence short vowel signiﬁcant slot speciﬁc stressed syllables syllable weight syntactic syntagmatic theory tier tion tonal accent tonal features tone-languages toneme tradition Trager Trubetzkoy types typology utterance vowel length word
Page 4 - Fry (1968), prosodic features can only be identified according to their linguistic role; thus, 'only those distinctions which have linguistic relevance are classed as prosodic features in a particular language'.5 Crystal (1969: 5) claims that 'we may define prosodic systems as sets of mutually defining phonological features which have an essentially variable relationship to the words selected, as opposed to those features . . . which have a direct and identifying relationship to such words...
Prosodic Typology: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing
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