Title: Intonational Phonology
Series Title: 2nd Edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: D. Robert Ladd
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521861175 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 120.00 Comment: Disc.: $120.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521678360 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 48.00 Comment: Disc.: $38.40
This second edition presents a completely revised overview of research on intonational phonology since the 1970s, including new material on research developments since the mid 1990s. It contains a new section discussing the research on the alignment of pitch features that has developed since the first edition was published, a substantially rewritten section on ToBI transcription that takes account of the application of ToBI principles to other languages, and new sections on the phonetic research on accent and focus. The substantive chapters on the analysis and transcription of pitch contours, pitch range, sentence stress and prosodic structure have been reorganized and updated. In addition, there is an associated website with sound files of the example sentences discussed in the book. This well-known study will continue to appeal to researchers and graduate students who work on any aspect of intonation.