Intonation Systems: A Survey of Twenty Languages by Daniel HirstIntonation Systems: A Survey of Twenty Languages by Daniel Hirst

Intonation Systems: A Survey of Twenty Languages

EditorDaniel Hirst, Albert Di Cristo, Albert Di Albert Di Cristo

Paperback | February 13, 1999

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This is the first comprehensive study of the intonation of different languages of the world, written by a team of leading scholars in the field, most of whom are native speakers of the language in question. Surveying twenty languages, the volume introduces a new system for the multilingual transcription of intonation patterns. The chapters are organized following the same general outline to highlight the differences among languages. The emphasis is on description and comparison, rather than on theory, making this an invaluable sourcebook for researchers in the field.
Title:Intonation Systems: A Survey of Twenty LanguagesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:500 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.1 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 1.1 inPublished:February 13, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052139550X

ISBN - 13:9780521395502


Table of Contents

Preface Alan Cruttenden; 1. A survey of intonation systems Daniel Hirst and Albert Di Cristo; 2. Intonation in American English Dwight Bolinger; 3. Intonation in British English Daniel Hirst; 4. Intonation in German Dafydd Gibbon; 5. Intonation in Dutch Johan 't Hart; 6. Intonation in Swedish Eva Gårding; 7. Intonation in Danish Nina Grønnum; 8. Intonation in Spanish Santiago Alcoba and Julio Murillo; 9. Intonation in European Portuguese Madalena Cruz-Ferreira; 10. Intonation in Brazilian Portuguese João Antônio de Moraes; 11. Intonation in French Albert Di Cristo; 12. Intonation in Italian Mario Rossi; 13. Intonation in Romanian Laurentia Dascalu-Jinga; 14. Intonation in Russian Natalia Svetozarova; 15. Intonation in Bulgarian Anastasia Misheva and Michel Nikov; 16. Intonation in Greek Antonis Botinis; 17. Intonation in Finnish Annti Iivonen; 18. Intonation in Hungarian Ivan Fónagy; 19. Intonation in Moroccan Arabic Thami Benkirane; 20. Intonation in Japanese Isamu Abe; 21. Intonation in Thai Sudaporn Luksaneeyanawin; 22. Intonation in Vietnamese Dõ The Dung, Tran Thien Huong and Georges Boulakia; 23. Intonation in Beijing Chinese Paul Kratochvil; References; Indexes.

Editorial Reviews

'The interaction of the contributions draws a clear and comprehensive picture of how intonation works, what seems to be universal and what liberties a specific dialect has.' The Linguist