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Prosodic Categories: Production, Perception and Comprehension

Frota, Sónia, Elordieta, Gorka, Prieto, Pilar (Eds.)

2011, VIII, 296 p.

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  • Cutting-edge research by leading experts in prosody and intonation
  • New data and ground-breaking findings that will change our understanding of prosody
  • Evidence on prosodic categories from production, perception and comprehension experiments

Located at the intersection of phonology, psycholinguistics and phonetics, this volume offers the latest research findings in key areas of prosodic theory, including:

•The relationship between intonation and pragmatics in speech production
•Sentence modality prosody characterization
•The role of pitch in quantity-based sound systems
•Consonant-conditioned tone depression phonology across languages
•The encoding of intonational contrasts in both intonational and tonal languages

Featuring new data and ground-breaking results, the papers draw on empirical approaches that analyze production, perception and comprehension experiments such as the prepared speech paradigm and semantic scaling tasks. These are discussed in a variety of languages, some underrepresented in the literature (such as French and Estonian) while others, such as Shekgalagari, are examined in this way for the first time. This collection of cutting-edge material will be of interest to a broad range of language researchers.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » intonation - perception - phonetics - phonology - pragmatics - prosodic theory - prosody - psycholinguistics - speech production - tonal languages

Related subjects » Education & Language - Linguistics

Table of contents 

Introduction - Sónia Frota, Gorka Elordieta and Pilar Prieto .- 1. Phonological trochaic grouping in language planning and language change - Aditi Lahiri and Linda Wheeldon .- 2. Order effects in production and comprehension of prosodic boundaries - Anouschka Foltz, Kristine Maday and Kiwako Ito .- 3. Semantically-independent but contextually-dependent interpretation of contrastive accent - Kiwako Ito and Shari Speer .- 4. The developmental path of phonological focus-marking in Dutch - Aoju Chen .- 5.A phonetic study of intonation and focus in Nłeʔkepmxcin (Thompson River Salish) - Karsten Koch .- 6.The alignment of accentual peaks in the expression of focus in Korean - Kyunghee Kim .- 7. The perception of negative bias in Bari Italian questions - Martine Grice and Michelina Savino .- 8. From Tones to Tunes: Effects of the  f0  prenuclear region in the perception of Neapolitan statements and questions - Caterina Petrone and Mariapaola D'Imperio .- 9. The role of pitch cue in the perception of the Estonian long quantity - Pärtel Lippus, Karl Pajusalu and Jüri Allik .- 10. All Depressors are not alike: A comparison of Shanghai Chinese and Zulu - Yiya Chen and Laura J. Downing .- 11. Tonal and Non-Tonal Intonation in Shekgalagari - Larry Hyman and Kemmonye C. Monaka

 

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