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The Phonology of Tone and Intonation
by Carlos Gussenhoven


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780521012003
  • ISBN-10: 0521012007
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publish Date: August 2008
  • Page Count: 382
  • Dimensions: 8.96 x 6.02 x 0.94 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.36 pounds

Series: Research Surveys in Linguistics

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Books > Language Arts & Disciplines > Linguistics - General
Books > Language Arts & Disciplines > Linguistics - Phonetics & Phonology

 
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