Intonational Phonology / Edition 2

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Overview

This second edition presents a completely revised overview of research on intonational phonology since the 1970s, including new material on research developments since the mid 1990s. It contains a new section discussing the research on the alignment of pitch features that has developed since the first edition was published, a substantially rewritten section on ToBI transcription that takes account of the application of ToBI principles to other languages, and new sections on the phonetic research on accent and focus. The substantive chapters on the analysis and transcription of pitch contours, pitch range, sentence stress and prosodic structure have been reorganised and updated. In addition, there is an associated website with sound files of the example sentences discussed in the book. This well-known study will continue to appeal to researchers and graduate students who work on any aspect of intonation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521678360
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/4/2008
  • Series: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 370
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

D. Robert Ladd is Professor of Linguistics in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. He has published extensively on various aspects of intonation in the field's leading journals, including Language, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, and Journal of Phonetics.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction to intonational phonology 3

2 Fundamental concepts of the autosegmental-metrical theory 43

3 Analysis and transcription of intonation 87

4 Issues in AM pitch phonology 131

5 Intonational phonetics: alignment and scaling of tonal targets 169

6 Patterns of sentence stress 213

7 Phonological issues in sentence stress 254

8 Prosodic structure 281

References 310

Index of names 338

Index of languages 342

Subject index 344

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