A Corpus-driven Study of Discourse Intonation: The Hong Kong Corpus of Spoken English (prosodic)
John Benjamins Publishing, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 325 pages
The book is the first to apply David Brazil s Discourse Intonation systems (prominence, tone, key and termination) to the study of a corpus of authentic, naturally-occurring spoken discourses. The Hong Kong Corpus of Spoken English (prosodic) is made up of approximately one million words consisting of four sub-corpora of equal size, namely academic, conversation, business and public. The participants are all adults and typically have either Cantonese or English as their first language. The four Discourse Intonation systems are described in terms of how the system works and how they are manifested in the corpus, both across the sub-corpora and also across speakers in the corpus. The book is accompanied with a CD containing the prosodically transcribed corpus together with iConc which is the software designed and written specifically to interrogate the HKCSE (prosodic). The issues raised and discussed are all of importance in Conversation Analysis, Corpus Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Discourse Intonation, Pragmatics, and Intercultural Communication.
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Discourse intonation systems
Transcribing the Hong Kong Corpus of Spoken English HKCSE
The iConc concordancing program
Key and termination
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1-word tone Academic sub-corpus back-channelling Brazil Business sub-corpus Cantonese Cauldwell communicative value concordancing Conversation sub-corpus corpus B-corpus C-corpus Corpus Linguistics corpus Table declarative mood dim sum Discourse Analysis discourse intonation discourse particles discourse types English Language Example existential fall tone fall-rise tone Figure frequency gender Other Speakers hearer high termination HKC Females HKC Males Hong Kong English ibid instances interviewer key and termination language level tone lexical Low _ low key low termination Males NES Males menu mid key mid termination non-prominent oKAY one-word tone units pattern pitch concord pre-coded proclaiming tone prominence tone units prominent syllable Public sub-corpus referring tone rise tone rise-fall tone sets of speakers situationally speaker selects Speakers Females speakers Males sub-corpora sub-menu tion tone choice tone unit boundaries tone units HKCSE tonic segment transcribed Unique Words units HKCSE Prosodic utterance versus word 3 prominences word associations word classes word tone units YEAH