The Phonology of Tone and Intonation by Carlos GussenhovenThe Phonology of Tone and Intonation by Carlos Gussenhoven

The Phonology of Tone and Intonation

byCarlos Gussenhoven

Paperback | August 23, 2004

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Using examples from a wide variety of languages, this book reveals why speakers vary their pitch, what these variations mean, and how they are integrated into our grammars. All languages use modulations in pitch to form utterances. Pitch modulation encodes lexical "tone" to signal boundaries between morphemes or words, and encodes "intonation" to give words and sentences an additional meaning that isn't part of their original sense.
Carlos Gussenhoven is Professor and Chair of General and Experimental Phonology at the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Title:The Phonology of Tone and IntonationFormat:PaperbackPublished:August 23, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521012007

ISBN - 13:9780521012003

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Table of Contents

1. Pitch in humans and machines; 2. Pitch in language I: stress and intonation; 3. Pitch in language II: tone; 4. Intonation and language; 5. Paralinguistics: three biological codes; 6. Downtrends; 7. Tonal structures; 8. Intonation in optimality theory; 9. Northern Biskaian Basque; 10. Tokyo Japanese; 11. Scandinavian; 12. The central Franconian tone; 13. French; 14. English I: phrasing and accent distribution; 15. English II: tonal structure.

Editorial Reviews

"Gussenhoven provides a well organized presentation of pitch accent, lexical tone and intonation in language in general..." --Functions of Language