Tones and Tunes: Experimental Studies in Word and Sentence Prosody (Phonology and Phonetics) By Gussenhoven, Carlos, Riad, Tomas
Number Of Pages: 415
Publication Date: 2007-10-01
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 3110190583
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9783110190588
This volume presents 14 experimental studies of lexical tone and intonation in a wide variety of languages. Six papers deal with the discriminability or the function of intonation contours and lexical tones in specific languages, as established on the basis of listener responses, as well as with brain activation patterns resulting from the perception of tonal and intonational stimuli. The remaining eight papers report on detailed phonetic findings on a variety of tonal phenomena in a number of languages, including declination in tone languages, final lowering, consonant-tone interactions and pitch target alignment.