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Syntax, information structure, embedded prosodic phrasing, and the relational scaling of pitch accents *

Caroline Féry

in The Sound Patterns of Syntax

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199556861
eISBN:
9780191722271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556861.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

This paper proposes on the basis of experimental material that pitch scaling in an intonation language such as German is relational rather than absolute. In other words, the height of a pitch accent ... 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


Pronouncing and comprehending center-embedded sentences

Janet Dean Fodor

in Language Down the Garden Path: The Cognitive and Biological Basis for Linguistic Structures

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677139
eISBN:
9780191756368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677139.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Bever (1970) proposed an explanation of the extreme processing difficulty of doubly center-embedded relative clause constructions based on a general cognitive “double-function” constraint. This ... More


Agreement in Two Steps (at Least)

Eulàlia Bonet

in Distributed Morphology Today: Morphemes for Morris Halle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019675
eISBN:
9780262314572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019675.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter compares three possible analyses of DP-internal concord asymmetries, the first two having originally been designed to handle subject-verb asymmetries. The one-step analysis by ... 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


The intonational phonology of European Portuguese

Sónia Frota

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/9780199567300.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter provides an analysis of the prosodic and intonational structure of European Portuguese. It describes and argues for the PW, the PhP, and the IP as domains of EP prosodic hierarchy, shows ... 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


The intonational phonology of Catalan

Pilar Prieto

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/9780199567300.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter presents an analysis of the prosodic and intonational structure of Catalan within the Autosegmental-Metrical (AM) framework (Pierrehumbert 1980, Pierrehumbert and Beckman 1988, Ladd ... 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


Transcription of Romanian intonation

Doina Jitcă, Vasile Apopei, Otilia Păduraru, and Samuil Maruşca

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/9780199685332.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This chapter analyses the main standard and non-standard Romanian melodic contours of two Romanian linguistic areas corresponding to distinct intonational varieties: Moldova and Transylvania. For ... More


Perceived phrasing in French: A survey of some sentence structures

Caroline L. Smith

in Romance Phonetics and Phonology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198739401
eISBN:
9780191802423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739401.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

Studies of prosodic structure in French have tended to concentrate on production in order to identify what levels of phrasing speakers differentiate. But what are listeners hearing? The chapter ... More


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