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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Prosodic Typology
Subtitle: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing
Edited By: Sun-ah Jun

This book illustrates an approach to prosodic typology through descriptions of the intonation and the prosodic structure of thirteen typologically different languages based on the same theoretical framework, the 'autosegmental-metrical' model of intonational phonology, and the transcription system of prosody known as Tones and Break Indices (ToBI). It is the first book introducing the history and principles of this system and it covers European languages, Asian languages, an Australian aboriginal language, and an American Indian language. The book shows how languages and dialects are similar to or different from other languages or dialect varieties in terms of the prosodic structure, the intonational categories, and their realizations. This is the first book on intonation which is accompanied by a CD-ROM where sound files mentioned in each chapter are stored.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Greek, Modern
Chinese, Yue
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199249636
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 448
Prices: U.K. £ 80.00