The Communicative Value Of Intonation In English by David BrazilThe Communicative Value Of Intonation In English by David Brazil

The Communicative Value Of Intonation In English

byDavid BrazilForeword byMartin Hewings, Richard Cauldwell

Paperback | June 28, 1997

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The Communicative Value of Intonation in English, originally published in 1985 by the English Language Research unit in Birmingham and revised in 1992, sets out David Brazil's description of the system of intonation in English. This model of English intonation takes a discourse-based approach and attempts to assign 'meaning' or a communicative value to the different aspects that make up the system of intonation. Chapters within the book descibe parts of the intonation system which vary according to speaker choice: the tone unit as a whole, prominence, key, pitch and orientation. Three chapters are devoted to tones and their communicative value. This is an important and controversial work, which has influenced scholars in the field and ELT materials writers alike. A cassette containing all the examples of intonation features in the book is available.
Title:The Communicative Value Of Intonation In EnglishFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:204 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:June 28, 1997Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521584574

ISBN - 13:9780521584579

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Table of Contents

Contents; Preface; Chapter 1; A preliminary sketch of the tone unit; Chapter 2; Prominence; Chapter 3; Key and Termination; Chapter 4; Tone proclaiming and referring; Chapter 5; Tone dominance and control; Chapter 6; Tone questions and social elicitation; Chapter 7; The Pitch Sequence; Chapter 8; Orientation; Chapter 9; Retrospect; Appendix A; some further examples to illustrate the use of the various speaker options; Appendix B; Fundamental frequency traces of some representative tone units; List of technical terms