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Title: The Phonology of Tone and Intonation
Written By: Carlos Gussenhoven
URL: http://www.cup.org/linguistics
Series Title: Research Surveys in Linguistics
Description:

Using examples from a wide variety of languages, this book reveals why
speakers vary their pitch, what these variations mean, and how they are
integrated into our grammars. All languages use modulations in pitch to
form utterances. Pitch modulation encodes lexical "tone" to signal
boundaries between morphemes or words, and encodes "intonation" to give
words and sentences an additional meaning that isn't part of their original
sense.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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