Intonation in Romance
Sónia Frota, Pilar Prieto
OUP Oxford, Jun 4, 2015 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 400 pages
This book offers the first comprehensive description of the prosody of nine Romance languages that takes into account internal dialectal variation. Teams of experts examine the prosody of Catalan, French, Friulian, Italian, Occitan, Portuguese, Romanian, Sardinian, and Spanish using the Autosegmental Metrical framework of intonational phonology and the Tones and Breaks Indices (ToBI) transcription system. The chapters all share a common methodology, based on a common Discourse Completion Task questionnaire, and provide extensive empirical data. The authors then analyse how intonation patterns work together with other grammatical means such as syntactic constructions and discourse particles in the linguistic marking of a varied set of sentence types and pragmatic meanings across Romance languages. The ToBI prosodic systems and annotations proposed for each language are based both on a phonological analysis of the target language as well as on the shared goal of using ToBI analyses that are comparable across Romance languages. This book will pave the way for more systematic typological comparisons of prosody across both Romance and non-Romance languages.
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Intonational phonology of Catalan and its dialectal varieties
Intonational phonology of French Developing a ToBI system for French
Intonational phonology of Friulian and its dialects
Intonational phonology of the regional varieties of Italian
Intonational phonology of Occitan Towards a prosodic transcription system
Intonational variation in Portuguese European and Brazilian varieties
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