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Phonological Typology

Matthew K. Gordon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199669004
eISBN:
9780191821745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669004.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

Although there is a rich history of research in linguistic typology, phonology has received relatively little attention in this literature compared to morphology and syntax. This book is the first ... More


The Phonology of Chichewa

Laura J. Downing and Al Mtenje

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198724742
eISBN:
9780191792281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198724742.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

Bantu languages have played and continue to play an important role as a source of data illustrating core phonological processes—vowel harmony, nasal place assimilation, postnasal laryngeal ... More


The Phonology of Icelandic and Faroese

Kristján Árnason

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199229314
eISBN:
9780191728464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229314.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

The book presents a detailed comparative description of the phonological structure of Icelandic and Faroese and discusses problems in their analysis from a fairly broad theoretical perspective. The ... More


Rhythm and intonation

Kristján Árnason

in The Phonology of Icelandic and Faroese

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199229314
eISBN:
9780191728464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229314.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

The chapter describes ways of analysing different rhythmic interpretations of phrases and other phonological constituents in Icelandic and Faroese in terms of metrical grids and how intonational ... More


Intonation

Laura J. Downing and Al Mtenje

in The Phonology of Chichewa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198724742
eISBN:
9780191792281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198724742.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

Intonation in African languages remains an especially understudied topic of investigation. Chichewa is, then, rather exceptional, as there exist both purely impressionistic studies of intonation for ... More


Intonational phonology of the regional varieties of Italian

Barbara Gili Fivela, Cinzia Avesani, Marco Barone, Giuliano Bocci, Claudia Crocco, Mariapaola D’Imperio, Rosa Giordano, Giovanna Marotta, Michelina Savino, and Patrizia Sorianello

in Intonation in Romance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199685332
eISBN:
9780191765520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685332.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

Italian shows large phonetic and prosodic variations that depend on the geographical and dialectal area the speakers come from. The chapter explicitly focuses on the intonational variation occurring ... More


Tonal word accents

Tomas Riad

in The Phonology of Swedish

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199543571
eISBN:
9780191747168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543571.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This chapter lays out the basic information regarding the tonal accent distinction in Swedish. This lexical distinction is due to the presence of a lexical tone in some morphemes, especially in some ... More


Intonation in Romance

Sónia Frota and Pilar Prieto (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199685332
eISBN:
9780191765520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685332.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This book offers a comprehensive description of the prosody of nine Romance languages (Catalan, French, Friulian, Italian, Occitan, Portuguese, Romanian, Sardinian, and Spanish) which takes into ... More


Tone and intonation

Matthew K. Gordon

in Phonological Typology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199669004
eISBN:
9780191821745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669004.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This chapter examines the typology of tone and intonation. Tone systems are surveyed along several dimensions, including their geographic distribution and positional restrictions, as well as their ... More


Prosodic structure

Giovanna Marotta

in The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199677108
eISBN:
9780191808821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.003.0026
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Historical Linguistics

This chapter surveys some of the principal aspects of Romance prosodic structure. It covers the role of syllable structure in conditioning the distribution, quantity, and quality of stressed and ... More


Intonational phonology of Catalan and its dialectal varieties

Pilar Prieto, Joan Borràs-Comes, Teresa Cabré, Verònica Crespo-Sendra, Ignasi Mascaró, Paolo Roseano, Rafèu Sichel-Bazin, and Maria del Mar Vanrell

in Intonation in Romance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199685332
eISBN:
9780191765520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685332.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This chapter describes the intonation and prosodic phrasing patterns which characterize the main dialects of the Catalan language, namely Central Catalan, Northwestern Catalan, Valencian, Balearic ... More


Intonational phonology of French: Developing a ToBI system for French

Elisabeth Delais-Roussarie, Brechtje Post, Mathieu Avanzi, Carolin Buthke, Albert Di Cristo, Ingo Feldhausen, Sun-Ah Jun, Philippe Martin, Trudel Meisenburg, Annie Rialland, Rafèu Sichel-Bazin, and Hi-Yon Yoo

in Intonation in Romance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199685332
eISBN:
9780191765520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685332.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

The aim of the chapter is to propose a ToBI transcription system for French, F_ToBI. The system is designed in such a way as to (i) be (surface) transparent and easily learnable by researchers ... More


Intonational phonology of Friulian and its dialects

Paolo Roseano, Maria del Mar Vanrell, and Pilar Prieto

in Intonation in Romance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199685332
eISBN:
9780191765520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685332.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This chapter describes the intonational features of the most important dialects of Friulian, namely Central, Northern, and Western Friulian. The empirical data for the analysis were collected in 20 ... More


Intonational variation in Portuguese: European and Brazilian varieties

Sonia Frota, Marisa Cruz, Flaviane Svartman, Gisela Collischonn, Aline Fonseca, Carolina Serra, Pedro Oliveira, and Marina Vigário

in Intonation in Romance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199685332
eISBN:
9780191765520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685332.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This chapter describes the nuclear contours and intonational phrasing patterns of the most common sentence types across varieties of Portuguese. The resulting prosodic analysis is the first ... More


Intonational variation in Spanish: European and American varieties

José Ignacio Hualde and Pilar Prieto

in Intonation in Romance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199685332
eISBN:
9780191765520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685332.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This chapter offers an overview of intonational patterns in Spanish within the Autosegmental Metrical model. In all sections, both cross-dialectal patterns and differences among dialects are pointed ... More


Intonation in Romance: Systemic similarities and differences

Sonia Frota and Pilar Prieto

in Intonation in Romance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199685332
eISBN:
9780191765520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685332.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This chapter examines the main similarities and differences in the prosodic and intonation systems of the nine Romance languages and their varieties described in the previous chapters. The first ... More


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