Intonation Systems: A Survey of Twenty Languages

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 10, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 487 pages
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This is the first comprehensive study of the intonation of different languages of the world, written by a team of leading scholars in the field, most of whom are native speakers of the language in question. Surveying twenty languages, the volume introduces a new system for the multi-lingual transcription of intonation patterns. The chapters are organised following the same general outline to highlight the differences between languages. The emphasis is on description and comparison, rather than on theory, making this an invaluable sourcebook for researchers in the field.
  

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Contents

A survey of intonation systems
1
Intonation in American English
45
Intonation in British English
56
Intonation in German
78
Intonation in Dutch
96
Intonation in Swedish
112
Intonation in Danish
131
Intonation in Spanish
152
Intonation in Bulgarian
275
Intonation in Greek
288
Intonation in Finnish
311
Intonation in Hungarian
328
Intonation in Western Arabic Morocco
345
Intonation in Japanese
360
Intonation in Thai
376
Intonation in Vietnamese
395

Intonation in European Portuguese
167
Intonation in Brazilian Portuguese
179
Intonation in French
195
Intonation in Italian
219
Intonation in Romanian
239
Intonation in Russian
261
Intonation in Beijing Chinese
417
References
432
Index of names
474
Subject index
481
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