Above and Beyond the Segments: Experimental Linguistics and Phonetics

Above and Beyond the Segments: Experimental Linguistics and Phonetics

By: Jos Pacilly (editor), Johanneke Caspers (editor), Willemijn Heeren (editor), Niels O. Schiller (editor), Yiya Chen (editor), Ellen van Zanten (editor)Hardback

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Above and Beyond the Segments presents a unique collection of experimental linguistic and phonetic research. Mainly, it deals with the experimental approach to prosodic, and more specifically melodic, aspects of speech. But it also treats segmental phonetics and phonology, second language learning, semantics and related topics. Apart from European languages and dialects (including Dutch, English, Greek, Danish, and dialects from Italy and The Netherlands) there also are chapters on regions as widespread as China, Russia, South Africa, South Sudan, and Surinam. These all testify the enormous diversity of language and speech in the world. This book is of special interest to linguists working on prosodic aspects of speech in general and to those studying non-Western languages in particular.

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1. Foreword; 2. Tone and stress in North-West Indo-Aryan: A survey (by Baart, Joan); 3. Whose voice is that? Challenges in forensic phonetics (by Cambier-Langeveld, Tina); 4. Pitch accent placement in Dutch as a second language: An exploratory investigation (by Caspers, Johanneke); 5. The problems of adverbs in Zulu (by Cheng, Lisa Lai-Shen); 6. Meaningful grammar is binary, local, anti-symmetric, recursive and incomplete (by Cremers, Crit); 7. How prosody is both mandatory and optional (by Cutler, Anne); 8. No Stress Typology (by Goedemans, Rob); 9. The effect of pause insertion on the intelligibility of Danish among Swedes (by Gooskens, Charlotte); 10. Intonation, bias and Greek NPIs: A perception experiment (by Gryllia, Stella); 11. Information status and L2 prosody: A study of reference maintenance in Chinese learners of Dutch (by Gu, Yan); 12. Does boundary tone production in whispered speech depend on its bearer? Exploring a case of tonal crowding in whisper (by Heeren, Willemijn); 13. The primacy of the weak in Carib prosody (by Hoff, Berend J.); 14. The effects of age and level of education on the ability of adult native speakers of Dutch to segment speech into words (by Hulstijn, Jan H.); 15. Doing grammatical semantics as if it were phonetics (by Kirsner, Robert S.); 16. Phonetic aspects of polar questions in Sienese: An experimental approach (by Lusini, Sara); 17. Etymological sub-lexicons constrain the graphematic solution space (by Neijt, Anneke); 18. Do speakers try to distract attention from their speech errors? The prosody of self-repairs (by Nooteboom, Sieb G.); 19. Field notes from a phonetician on Tundra Yukaghir orthography (by Ode, Cecilia); 20. Cross-regional differences in the perception of fricative devoicing (by Pinget, Anne-France); 21. Evidence for three-level vowel length in Ageer Dinka (by Remijsen, Bert); 22. Phonetic accounts of timed responses in syllable monitoring experiments (by Rietveld, Toni); 23. The independent effects of prosodic structure and information status on tonal coarticulation: Evidence from Wenzhou Chinese (by Scholz, Franziska); 24. The acoustics of English vowels in the speech of Dutch learners before and after pronunciation training (by Smakman, Dick); 25. The use of Chinese dialects: Increasing or decreasing? Survey on the use of Chongqing dialect (by Tang, Chaoju); 26. Durational effects of phrasal stress (by Turk, Alice); 27. The Laryngeal Class in RcvP and Voice phenomena in Dutch (by Hulst, Harry van der); 28. Affricates in English as a natural class (by Weijer, Jeroen van de); 29. Index

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  • publication date: 10/12/2014
  • ISBN13: 9789027212160
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 375
  • ID: 9789027212160
  • weight: 805
  • ISBN10: 9027212163

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