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Biased questions, intonation, and discourse *

Brian Reese and Nicholas Asher

in Information Structure: Theoretical, Typological, and Experimental Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570959
eISBN:
9780191721786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570959.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

In chapter 7 ‘Biased questions, intonation, and discourse’, Brian Reese and Nicholas Asher explore how the intonation contributes to what is said through an examination of a particular sentence type, ... More


Towards a typology of focus realization *

Daniel Büring

in Information Structure: Theoretical, Typological, and Experimental Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570959
eISBN:
9780191721786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570959.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 8 ‘Towards a Typology of Focus Realization’ by Daniel Büring presents a first attempt to formulate a cross‐linguistic theory of focus realization, that is, of how different languages express ... More


Modulations

D. Robert Ladd

in Simultaneous Structure in Phonology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199670970
eISBN:
9780191749629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670970.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Speech simultaneously conveys both propositional and indexical meaning. This is approximately the difference between ‘what you said’ and ‘the way you said it’. Some indexical meaning is conveyed by ... More


Phonological events

D. Robert Ladd

in Simultaneous Structure in Phonology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199670970
eISBN:
9780191749629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670970.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The concept of the speech segment, which is central to IPA transcription and most theories of phonology, is difficult to define, and segments are often difficult to identify in speech. Some theorists ... More


An ideal language

R. M. W. Dixon

in Are Some Languages Better than Others?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198766810
eISBN:
9780191821066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766810.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Diversity is the heartspring of every aspect of the world we live in. This applies especially for language. There is today an immense variety of languages, each with its own distinctive and endearing ... More


Aspects of the intonational phonology of Jamaican Creole

Shelome Gooden

in Prosodic Typology II: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199567300
eISBN:
9780191787980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567300.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Jamaican Creole has a stress-accent system, unlike Creoles like Saramaccan or Papiamentu. Lexical prominence is realized by stress with no lexically specified F0. Postlexical pitch accents are ... More


The marked accentuation pattern of Curaçao Papiamentu

Bert Remijsen, Farienne Martis, and Ronnie Severing

in Prosodic Typology II: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199567300
eISBN:
9780191787980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567300.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The variety of the Caribbean Creole language Papiamentu that is spoken on Curaçao has some lexical specification of tone, which combines with intonation. Certain sentence types (negations, ... More


Complex intonation near the tonal isogloss in the Netherlands

Carlos Gussenhoven

in Prosodic Typology II: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199567300
eISBN:
9780191787980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567300.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The tonal dialect of Helden (Limburgish) has a low rise interrogative by the side of a high rise interrogative, but the dialect of Venlo employs this distinction to signal different lexical tones. To ... More


The intonation of Lebanese and Egyptian Arabic

Dana Chahal and Sam Hellmuth

in Prosodic Typology II: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199567300
eISBN:
9780191787980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567300.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter describes aspects of the prosody of Lebanese and Egyptian Arabic, based on the findings of two independent studies (Chahal 2001, Hellmuth 2006b) carried out within the ... More


The intonational phonology of Bangladeshi Standard Bengali

Sameer ud Dowla Khan

in Prosodic Typology II: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199567300
eISBN:
9780191787980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567300.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The current model of Bangladeshi Standard Bengali prosody proposes three basic pitch accents and three hierarchically-structured prosodic units—the Accentual Phrase, the Intermediate Phrase, and the ... More


The intonational phonology of Tamil

Elinor Keane

in Prosodic Typology II: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199567300
eISBN:
9780191787980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567300.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter presents a first survey of the intonational phonology of Tamil within the Autosegmental-Metrical framework. It analyzes the rising F0 contours characteristic of declarative sentences and ... More


The intonational phonology of Mongolian

Anastasia M. Karlsson

in Prosodic Typology II: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199567300
eISBN:
9780191787980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567300.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter describes tonal features of Halh Mongolian. Mongolian belongs to edge-prominence languages: Halh speakers either use available boundary tones or insert a tonal boundary for different ... More


Intonation and prosody in Dalabon

Janet Fletcher

in Prosodic Typology II: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199567300
eISBN:
9780191787980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567300.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The Dalabon intonational inventory consists of one major pitch accent H* and two tonally-marked prosodic constituents, the accentual phrase and intonational phrase. Like other Australian Indigenous ... More


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