Accompanying audio files for Chapter 10: Prosody
These files correspond directly to the following sections within the book, click on each link to download and listen to the audio excerpt.
Ex10.2 You’ve got a real problem.
SF10.3 Oh Î don’t recognize thát.
Ex10.5a ánd uh-
Ex10.5b we’re pulling up;
Ex10.5c and I sèe this gî=rl.
Ex10.5d (who I'd never seen before-)
Ex10.5e sort of d=árt?
Ex10.5f óut of our driveway.
SF10.6 and I see this girl
Fig10.11 sort of dart
Ex10.12 If I were not mad I could have helped you. Whatever you had done I could have pitied and protected you. Because I am mad I hate you. Because I am mad I have betrayed you, but because I am mad, I’m rejoicing with my heart without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart! Mr. Cameron, come! [She opens the door.] Come Mr. Cameron take this man away! Take this man away.
Ex10.13 a. This Sáturday.
Ex10.14 a. Just park wherever you like,
SF10.16 if you go upstairs you’re in a hallway and as you start down the hallway to the right it’s like a living room and to the left is a bedroom and then if you continue further down there’s uh a bathroom on the left and so the hall is real long
Study guide for Chapter 10: Prosody
You should be able to simply define or explain the following terms and concepts.
|Segmental properties||Fundamental Frequency|
|Intonation unit||Given information|
|Substantive intonation unit||New information|
|Regulatory intonation unit||Voice quality|
|Terminal pitch contour||Harsh voice|
|Phrasal accent||Creaky voice|
Prosody is a cover term for variations in pitch, loudness, timing, and voice quality; these can be partially transcribed
Prosody functions to delimit units of speech, mark the relation between them, mark some elements as prominent with respect to others, and convey emotion
Spoken language is produced in intonation units, which can be regulatory or substantive
Marking of prominence reflects the structure of discourse, such as the activation cost of referents, and can direct listener’s attention to what the speaker deems important
Prosody can be used to convey emotion and attitude, and can be used for significant rhetorical effect
On completion of this chapter, you should be able to perform the following tasks:
Divide sequences of discourse data into intonation units
Identify and transcribe terminal pitch contours
Mark pauses, prominent syllables, and lengthening of vowels or consonants in a prosodic transcription
Distinguish substantive from regulatory IUs
Discuss how prosody is used to convey emotion or evaluation in a given stretch of speech