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The Structure of Spoken Language
Intonation in Romance

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  • Date Published: May 2019
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108718929

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  • Using an innovative approach, this book focuses on a widely debated area of phonetics and phonology: intonation, and specifically its relation to metrics, its interface with syntax, and whether it can be attributed more to phonetics or phonology, or equally to both. Drawing on data from six Romance languages (French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan and Romanian), whose rich intonation patterns have long been of interest to linguists, Philippe Martin challenges the assumptions of traditional phonological approaches, and re-evaluates the data in favour of a new usage-based model of intonation. He proposes a unified description of the sentence prosodic structure, focusing on the dynamic and cognitive aspects of both production and perception of intonation in speech, leading to a unified grammar of Romance languages' sentence intonation. This book will be welcomed by researchers and advanced students in phonetics and phonology.

    • Challenges the assumptions of traditional phonological approaches, and re-evaluates the data in favour of a new usage-based model of intonation
    • Draws on data from six Romance languages (French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan and Romanian)
    • Proposes an integrated intonation grammar for all Romance languages, leading to meaningful applications in language teaching
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    'One of the leading scholars in the field of prosody presents his framework in this comprehensive book. The 'incremental storage concatenation model' challenges the 'autosegmental model' on the basis of large spoken corpora, looking at the Romance languages in particular, while also extending to English and Chinese Mandarin. An independent prosodic structure assembles the prosodic words into a hierarchy and predicts actual spontaneous speech data on the basis of a 'dependency to the right' principle.' Emanuela Cresti, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy

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    • Date Published: May 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108718929
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.434kg
    • contains: 206 b/w illus. 16 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The role of technological advances
    3. Transcription systems
    4. The autosegmental-metrical prosodic structure
    5. The incremental prosodic structure
    6. Lexical stress in Romance languages
    7. The incremental prosodic structure in six Romance languages
    8. Macrosyntax
    9. Applications
    10. Conclusion.

  • Author

    Philippe Martin, Université Paris Diderot
    Philippe Martin is a Professor in the Linguistics Department at Université Paris Diderot.

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