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The Voice of the Dancer: A New Theory of the Greek Accent

A. P. David

in The Dance of the Muses: Choral Theory and Ancient Greek Poetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199292400
eISBN:
9780191711855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292400.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A fresh interpretation of ‘όξύς’ and ‘βαρύς’ underpins a new theory of the ancient Greek accent, applying W. Sidney Allen’s observation that there must have been in Greek a down-glide in pitch, ... More


Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900

Clive Brown

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198161653
eISBN:
9780191716263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198161653.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Despite the continuing interest in historically informed vocal and instrumental performance practice, the relationship between a composer's notation and the sounds it was intended to elicit remains ... More


Macaulay’s (Cyber) Children

Shehzad Nadeem

in Dead Ringers: How Outsourcing Is Changing the Way Indians Understand Themselves

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147871
eISBN:
9781400836697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147871.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how globalization affects the identities and aspirations of outsourcing workers, managers, and employers. It first considers the rise of a “new middle class” in India and ... More


Bad Language: Are Some Words Better than Others?

Edwin L. Battistella

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172485
eISBN:
9780199788187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172485.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Are pronunciations such as cawfee and chawklit bad English? Is slang improper? Is it incorrect to mix English and Spanish, as in Yo quiero Taco Bell? Can you write “Who do you trust?” rather than ... More


Accentuation in Theory

Clive Brown

in Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198161653
eISBN:
9780191716263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198161653.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Misconceptions about late 18th- and 19th-century conceptions of accentuation, a basic element of style, are abound. This chapter examines categories of accentuation. It deals with theoretical ... More


Accentuation in Practice

Clive Brown

in Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198161653
eISBN:
9780191716263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198161653.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter investigates the relationship between theory and practice in accentuation. It deals with the ways in which notation may imply accentuation where it is not explicitly indicated, for ... More


The Notation of Accents and Dynamics

Clive Brown

in Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198161653
eISBN:
9780191716263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198161653.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Most 18th-century composers indicated accents sporadically, expecting the performer to supply appropriate accentuation. This chapter considers the growing range of accent and dynamic markings and ... More


Dynamics

Heinrich Schenker

in The Art of Performance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151510
eISBN:
9780199871582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151510.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter argues that dynamic markings cannot always be understood purely quantitatively (i.e., loud or soft), and that their meanings are not absolute. They may indicate states of emotion, ... More


Proto-Indo-European

Don Ringe

in A History of English: From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284139
eISBN:
9780191712562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284139.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter is a grammatical sketch of Proto-Indo-European. It describes the phonology of the language, including the system of surface contrasts; peculiarities of subsystems and individual ... More


The Form of the Hexameter: The Origins of Caesura and Diaeresis

A. P. David

in The Dance of the Muses: Choral Theory and Ancient Greek Poetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199292400
eISBN:
9780191711855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292400.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter draws on two strands of evidence that bear on the form of the dactylic hexameter: one from Plato (Epinomis) and Aristotle (Metaphysics), one from a modern Greek folk dance (the συρτός). ... More


Some Background on Greek Accentuation

Philomen Probert

in Ancient Greek Accentuation: Synchronic Patterns, Frequency Effects, and Prehistory

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279609
eISBN:
9780191707292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279609.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter surveys some of the salient characteristics of the ancient Greek accent system: its phonetic nature (traditionally described as a ‘pitch accent’); the contrast between acute and ... More


The Social Existence of Language

Benjamin Harshav

in Language in Time of Revolution

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0018
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The base language serves also as a common ground for all the social, ethnic, and immigrant groups composing a nation. Such groups, too, may form their own “secondary languages,” or fragments of such, ... More


Sources of Handshape Error in First-Time Signers of ASL

Deborah Chen Pichler

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter reports on a study that investigates the phenomenon of “sign accent,” or systematic phonological errors made by nonsigners attempting to mimic isolated ASL signs. The study has ... More


Split Scope of NIs in German

Doris Penka

in Negative Indefinites

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199567263
eISBN:
9780191723261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567263.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

In this chapter, the analysis according to which negative indefinites have to be licensed by sentential negation is extended to languages without negative concord. This step is motivated by a ... More


German Intonation in Autosegmental-Metrical Phonology

Martine Grice, Stefan Baumann, and Ralf Benzmüller

in Prosodic Typology: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199249633
eISBN:
9780191719349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249633.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter proposes a consensus system for the annotation of Standard German intonation within the framework of autosegmental-metrical phonology: GToBI. First, it provides a survey of existing ... More


Transcribing Serbo-Croatian Intonation

Svetlana Godjevac

in Prosodic Typology: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199249633
eISBN:
9780191719349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249633.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter presents an overview of intonation of Standard Serbo-Croatian with a proposal for prosodic transcription within the ToBI family of prosodic transcription models. The intonation model ... More


Integration, 1935–39

Simon J. Potter

in Broadcasting Empire: The BBC and the British World, 1922-1970

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199568963
eISBN:
9780191741821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568963.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

During the later 1930s the BBC made more progress with its imperial mission, expanding its domestic monopoly of broadcasting into a monopoly over broadcasting to the empire from Britain. ... More


War, 1939–45

Simon J. Potter

in Broadcasting Empire: The BBC and the British World, 1922-1970

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199568963
eISBN:
9780191741821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568963.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

The BBC supported the imperial war effort both through its broadcasts to home listeners and through its transmissions to the empire. These activities were shaped by increased state intervention, with ... More


Strategies for Intonation Labelling across Varieties of Italian

Martine Grice, Mariapaola D’Imperio, Michelina Savino, and Cinzia Avesani

in Prosodic Typology: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199249633
eISBN:
9780191719349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249633.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter examines the intonation of a number of varieties of Italian (those spoken in Naples, Bari, Palermo, and Florence) with the goal of establishing a common framework for annotating the ... More


Intonational Prominence in Varieties of Swedish Revisited

Gösta Bruce

in Prosodic Typology: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199249633
eISBN:
9780191719349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249633.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter provides an assessment of the analysis of intonational prominence (pitch accents) in varieties of Swedish. The starting point is prosodic typology for Swedish dialects. Two hierarchical ... More


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