Prosodic Typology: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing

Paperback | January 21, 2007

EditorSun-Ah Jun

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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 transcriptionsystem 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 aresimilar 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.

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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 transcriptionsystem of prosody known as Tones and Break Ind...

Sun-Ah Jun is Professor at the Department of Linguistics, UCLA, where she teaches phonetics, intonation, and phonology. She has been teaching at UCLA since she obtained her Ph.D from Ohio State University in 1993. She has also taught at the 2001 LSA Summer Institute, Santa Barbara, California. Her research focuses on Intonational Phon...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.18 inPublished:January 21, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199208743

ISBN - 13:9780199208746

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1. Sun-Ah Jun: Introduction2. Mary E. Beckman, Julia Hirschberg, and Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel: The Original ToBI System and the Evolution of the ToBI Framework3. Martine Grice, Stefan Baumann, and Ralf Benzmuller: German Intonation in Autosegmental-Metrical Phonology4. Amalia Arvaniti and Mary Baltazani: Intonational Analysis and Prosodic Annotation of Greek Spoken Corpora5. Carlos Gussenhoven: Transcription of Dutch Intonation6. Svetlana Godjevac: Transcribing Serbo-Croatian Intonation7. Jennifer J. Venditti: The J_ToBI Model of Japanese Intonation8. Sun-Ah Jun: Korean Intonational Phonology and Prosodic Transcription9. Shu-hui Peng, Marjorie K.M. Chan, Chiu-yu Tseng, Tsan Huang, Ok Joo Lee, and Mary E. Beckman: Towards a Pan-Mandarin System for Prosodic Transcription10. Wai Yi P. Wong, Marjorie K.M. Chan, and Mary E. Beckman: An Autosegmental-Metrical Analysis and Prosodic Annotation Conventions for Cantonese11. Matthew K. Gordon: Intonational Phonology of Chickasaw12. Judith Bishop and Janet Fletcher: Intonation in Six Dialects of Bininj Gun-wok13. Martine Grice, Mariapaola D'Imperio, Michelina Savino, and Cinzia Avesani: Strategies for Intonation Labelling across Varieties of Italian14. Janet Fletcher, Esther Grabe, and Paul Warren: Intonational Variation in Four Dialects of English: the High Rising Tune15. Gosta Bruce: Intonational Prominence in Varieties of Swedish Revisited16. Sun-Ah Jun: Prosodic Typology