A Survey of Word Accentual Patterns in the Languages of the World

A Survey of Word Accentual Patterns in the Languages of the World

By: Ellen van Zanten (editor), Rob Goedemans (editor), Harry van der Hulst (editor)Mixed Media

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In this volume, there is an introductory chapter (Chapter 1) that will provide the reader with elementary terminology and theoretical tools to understand the variety of accentual systems that will be discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. Chapter 2 has a double function. It presents an overview of stress patterns in Australian languages, but at the same time it is intended to (re-)familiarize readers with the coding, terminology and theoretical ideas of the StressTyp database. Chapter 11 presents statistical and typological information from the StressTyp database. Part II of this volume contains 'language profiles' which are, for each of the 511 languages contained in StressTyp (in 2009), extracts from the information that is contained in the database.

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Rob Goedemans, Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, The Netherlands; Harry van der Hulst, University of Connecticut, USA;Ellen van Zanten, Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, The Netherlands.

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  • publication date: 15/12/2010
  • ISBN13: 9783111740782
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 882
  • ID: 9783111740782
  • ISBN10: 3111740781

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