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The phonology of tone and intonation.

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The phonology of tone and intonation.

Gussenhoven, Carlos.

Cambridge U. Pr.

2004

355 pages

$39.99

Paperback

Research surveys in linguistics

P223

Gussenhoven (phonology, U. of Nijmegen, The Netherlands) offers advanced students and researchers a current overview of research into tone and intonation. Coverage includes an overview of basic typological categories including tone, stress, intonation, and accent; the distinction between phonological representation and phonetic realization; the paralinguistic meanings of pitch variation; downtrends; developments from the Pierrehumbert-Beckman model; tone and intonation in Optimality Theory; and detailed phonological descriptions of the tonal and intonational systems of several languages--Basque, Japanese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, French, and English. Accompanying sound files are available on the author's website.

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