Intonation Systems : A Survey of Twenty Languages


Intonation Systems : A Survey of Twenty Languages

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 487 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521395502
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This is first comprehensive study of the intonation of different languages of the world.

Full Description

This 1998 book is a 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 and who live or work in that country. Surveying intonation of twenty languages, the volume describes how, paradoxically, every language possesses intonation, yet the specific features of a speaker's intonation system are also highly dependent on the language, the dialect, and even the style, the mood and the attitude of the speaker. 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.

Table of Contents

Preface Alan Cruttenden
1. A survey of intonation systems Daniel Hirst
and Albert Di Cristo
2. Intonation in American English Dwight
3. Intonation in British English Daniel Hirst
4. Intonation in German Dafydd Gibbon
5. Intonation in Dutch Johan 't Hart
6. Intonation in Swedish Eva Gå
7. Intonation in Danish Nina Grø
8. Intonation in Spanish Santiago Alcoba and
Julio Murillo
9. Intonation in European Portuguese Madalena
10. Intonation in Brazilian Portuguese Joã
o Antô
nio de Moraes
11. Intonation in French Albert Di Cristo
12. Intonation in Italian Mario Rossi
13. Intonation in Romanian Laurentia
14. Intonation in Russian Natalia Svetozarova
15. Intonation in Bulgarian Anastasia Misheva
and Michel Nikov
16. Intonation in Greek Antonis Botinis
17. Intonation in Finnish Annti Iivonen
18. Intonation in Hungarian Ivan Fó
19. Intonation in Moroccan Arabic Thami
20. Intonation in Japanese Isamu Abe
21. Intonation in Thai Sudaporn Luksaneeyanawin
22. Intonation in Vietnamese Dõ
The Dung, Tran Thien Huong and Georges Boulakia
23. Intonation in Beijing Chinese Paul