Intonation in Romance

Hardcover | June 4, 2015

EditorSonia Frota, Pilar Prieto

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This book offers the first comprehensive description of the prosody of nine Romance languages that takes into account internal dialectal variation. Teams of experts examine the prosody of Catalan, French, Friulian, Italian, Occitan, Portuguese, Romanian, Sardinian, and Spanish using theAutosegmental Metrical framework of intonational phonology and the Tones and Breaks Indices (ToBI) transcription system. The chapters all share a common methodology, based on a common Discourse Completion Task questionnaire, and provide extensive empirical data. The authors then analyse how intonation patterns work together with other grammatical means such as syntactic constructions and discourse particles in thelinguistic marking of a varied set of sentence types and pragmatic meanings across Romance languages. The ToBI prosodic systems and annotations proposed for each language are based both on a phonological analysis of the target language as well as on the shared goal of using ToBI analyses that arecomparable across Romance languages. This book will pave the way for more systematic typological comparisons of prosody across both Romance and non-Romance languages.

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This book offers the first comprehensive description of the prosody of nine Romance languages that takes into account internal dialectal variation. Teams of experts examine the prosody of Catalan, French, Friulian, Italian, Occitan, Portuguese, Romanian, Sardinian, and Spanish using theAutosegmental Metrical framework of intonational p...

Sonia Frota is Associate Professor at the Department of Linguistics, and Director of the Laboratorio de Fonetica and of the Lisbon Baby Lab, University of Lisbon. Her research focuses on prosody in language, comprising phrasing, intonation, and rhythm, and the acquisition and development of prosody. She is interested in the properties ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:504 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.35 inPublished:June 4, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Sonia Frota and Pilar Prieto: Introduction2. Pilar Prieto, Joan Borras-Comes, Teresa Cabre, Veronica Crespo-Sendra, Ignasi Mascaro, Paolo Roseano, Rafeu Sichel-Bazin, and Maria del Mar Vanrell: Intonational phonology of Catalan and its dialectal varieties3. Elisabeth Delais-Roussarie, Brechtje Post, Mathieu Avanzi, Carolin Buthke, Albert Di Cristo, Ingo Feldhausen, Sun-Ah Jun, Philippe Martin, Trudel Meisenburg, Annie Rialland, Rafeu Sichel-Bazin, and Hi-Yon Yoo: Intonational phonology of French: Developing a ToBI system for French4. Paolo Roseano, Maria del Mar Vanrell, and Pilar Prieto: Intonational phonology of Friulian and its dialects5. Barbara Gili Fivela, Cinzia Avesani, Marco Barone, Giuliano Bocci, Claudia Crocco, Mariapaola D'Imperio, Rosa Giordano, Giovanna Marotta, Michelina Savino, Patrizia Sorianello: Intonational phonology of the regional varieties of Italian6. Rafeu Sichel-Bazin, Trudel Meisenburg, and Pilar Prieto: Intonational phonology of Occitan: Towards a prosodic transcription system7. Sonia Frota, Marisa Cruz, Flaviane Svartman, Gisela Collischonn, Aline Fonseca, Carolina Serra, Pedro Oliveira, and Marina Vigario: Intonational variation in Portuguese: European and Brazilian varieties8. Doina Jitca, Vasile Apopei, Otilia Paduraru, and Samuil Marusca: Transcription of Romanian intonation9. Maria del Mar Vanrell, Francesc Ballone, Carlo Schirru, and Pilar Prieto: Sardinian intonational phonology: Logudorese and Campidanese varieties10. Jose Ignacio Hualde and Pilar Prieto: Intonational variation in Spanish: European and American varieties11. Sonia Frota and Pilar Prieto: Intonation in Romance: Similarities and differencesReferencesIndex